An alphabet architect, consonant constructionist, and word welder, Lacey Roop is a nationally recognized poet who has performed in front of thousands all across the country. It is through her unique voice and lens on life that she is able to encapsulate and explore a wide range of topics such as: gender, imagination, reality, science, intimacy, and understanding. In 2008, after 20 years of living in Mississippi, Roop loaded up her car and began to drive west not knowing that the road of happenstance would lead her to the beautifully blue beating heart of Austin, TX. It was there she tried tofu and poetry. Since then Roop has been on the national poetry circuit placing 6th in the 2011 Women of the World Poetry Slam (WOWPS), was the Austin, TX Individual World Poetry Slam (IWPS) representative, has been a two-time member of the renowned Austin Poetry Slam, and has self-published three books of poetry. When not writing or performing you may find Roop high-fiving strangers, drinking copious amounts of coffee, bicycling all over Austin, or rendezvousing through a library. One of these days she would really like to make a slingshot out of all the fallen stars and catapult herself to your city. There, she would read you poems and offer you a hug. She thinks it's a marvelous idea and hopes you do as well.