Voices and Verses

National Poetry Month: “05092000” By Ashlyn “Lyn” Stewart

The Houston youth poet reads a poem inspired by self-acceptance.

Ashlyn “Lyn” Stewart

In this sound portrait, we meet poet Ashlyn “Lyn” Stewart. She talks about her inspirations, writing poems at 3 a.m. and winning her first poetry slam. She reads her poem, “05092000.”

Born and raised in Humble, Ashlyn “Lyn” Stewart is a freshman at Prairie View A&M University. A three-time member of Meta-Four Houston, she believes in the power of poetry to move others and values artistic expression in all forms. Currently a digital media arts major, she has been passionate about art and literature for as long as she can remember and is always looking for opportunities to grow as an artist.


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This poem is reprinted with permission of the author.

Music used: Interlude (excerpt), Blind Vision (excerpt) and Revient Le Jour (excerpt) by Alexandra Stréliski from Inscape

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