Las Vegas, N.M – Highlands University presents Kyla Lacey, a nationally known poet and spoken word artist, March 28 at 7 p.m.
The free public performance will be in the university’s Student Center Ballroom, 800 National Ave.
“Kyla Lacey is an African-American poet who has made her mark as one of the few voices of women in the male-dominated spoken word scene,” said Kimberly Blea, dean of students at Highlands. “She is a passionate, compelling poet who writes about a wide range of social issues.”
Blea said Lacey’s performance celebrates Women’s History Month.
“Kyla Lacey’s performance is an opportunity for students and the community to experience an engaging art form delivered by an accomplished poet,” Blea said.
Lacey is known for her ability to make audiences laugh, cry and feel inspired.
Lacey performs nationwide on college campuses and other venues. Some of her awards include being named Poet of the Year for the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities and Best Female Artist for Campus Activities Magazine.
Her CDs include AWay With Words released in 2010 and Lady Brings the Blues in 2012.
The Arts @ HU initiative is sponsoring the Kyla Lacey performance. The ongoing initiative aims to increase the vibrancy of the campus experience for students and is funded through a student fee approved in 2016.