Alysia Nicole Harris

Alysia Nicole Harris is a PhD candidate in Linguistics at Yale University. She is also pursuing her MFA in poetry at New York University. Harris is a member of the internationally known performance poetry collective The Strivers Row. She hails from Alexandria, Virginia and likes all things slow and southern. Harris currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and New Haven, CT.

Alysia Nicole Harris Reviews Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry

Charles Henry Rowell’s expansive compilation of contemporary poetry beautifully archives some of the most lyric and provocative African-American voices of the last fifty years. Given the dearth of black poets celebrated within the American literary canon, Angles of Ascent is an essential text that pilots readers through the deep and yawning poetic traditions practiced by African-Americans.

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