Joan 'Lyric' Leslie

Joan 'Lyric' Leslie is a spoken word poet whose writing touches on social justice, love, and healing. She is a member of the 2017 Java Monkey Slam team and represented Atlanta at the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam in Dallas, TX. Lyric's first book, My Blackness Rhymes with Joy, is a collection of poems and short stories that incorporate her sense of humor, journey through healing and reclamation of joy.