Considered by many to be one of the most inspiring and captivating spoken word artist around, Lacey Roop has a kaleidoscope of work that is sure to make the heart shout, stomp, and stutter. As a slam poet, Lacey has previously placed 6th at the Women of the World Poetry Slam, been a two-time member of the renowned Austin Poetry Slam team, and ranked several times as a top-scoring poet at the Individual World Poetry Slam. Lacey has also opened for the Grammy Award winning band, The Wailers, performed her poetry with the Grammy Award winning and transformative musical group Conspirare, and been a featured performer at the sold-out Desert Rocks Musical Festival. Lacey was also featured on PBS's highly acclaimed show, Roadtrip Nation, which reaches 60 million households worldwide and works to empower individuals to explore who they are and discover pathways aligned with their passions.
Lacey's work has been published by A Light, Ascent Aspirations Magazine, and The Sunday Poem. She is also the author of a full-length book of poetry, And Then Came The Flood, published by Timber Mouse. In addition to sharing stages with bands, Lacey has performed alongside acclaimed poets such as Derrick Brown, Andrea Gibson, Staceyann Chin, Anis Mojgani, Ebony Stewart, and Lauren Zuniga. As an advocate and ally, Lacey's work discusses gender & sexuality, marginalized voices, and women-empowerment. Lacey's work also focuses on soaking up and sharing the hope and magic that exists all around us every day. She writes because it hurts not to, and greets life with a high-five, a pen, and a key that unlocks the bottom of the ocean (really, it does). She also gives the most incredible hugs. Ever.
What the Folks Are Saying
"[Lacey] is expansive, explosive, and invigorating. - Kelsi Bodin, University of Florida.
"Lacey Roop is one hell of a writer" - Buzzfeed
"The Beyoncé of poetry" - Allison, San Angelo State University.
"I taught "Free fall," "Playing Pretend," and "Up, Up and Away" (story paired with Gabriel Garcia Marquez in a magical realism lesson) and my students loved your work." -Deanne Roberts, English instructor at Meridian Community College
It's through your spoken word that gave me the courage to finally come out to my parents and finally start living my life, being brave enough to not be ashamed of who I really am..anyways I just wanted to say thank you. - Hillary Lochead, Nova Scotia, Canada.
" Lacey Roop does poetry like a waterfall does water" - Good Ghost Bill, three time member of the Austin Poetry Slam and full time star ninja.