Poetry, chapbook, 32 pages, from Bottlecap Features.
In her debut chapbook, lovesong of the autumnal heart, emerging poet Lacy Benton uses lush imagery and lyrical phrase to capture the ever-evolving challenges, joys, highs, and lows of love, in all of its seasons. An illumination of the simplest sentiments of the heart, snapshots from loves past and present are tied together by organic themes--light, nature, elements of the cosmos and their echoes in the human form--that reflect the ways the author observes and interprets her inner and outer worlds.
Select poems from this chapbook have been featured in various print and online journals and will be included in Lacy’s forthcoming full length collection of poetry and prose. Readers searching for poetry that appeals to the senses and honours the interconnectedness of all things are encouraged to explore Lacy’s work on Instagram.
Lacy creates original poetry and artwork under the handle @ellabpoetry on Instagram. She is a mezzo-soprano and behavior therapist based in Tampa, Florida, and when not writing or singing, her interests include exploring nature, animal + environmental activism, and humanitarian work to promote equity for children with special needs in the international community. This is her first chapbook.