“Emerging: The Collective Poems 2000-2011” is the second chapbook of original poetry by journalist and singer-songwriter Leslie Benson. Spanning a decade of vulnerability, naivety, empowerment and enlightenment, this collection will give you a glimpse into a woman’s heart as she tells tales of the lives that have touched hers, and the world she has come to both fear and embrace.
A journalist since 1999, Leslie I. Benson has been published in more than 30 publications, covering subjects from music to arts and culture to travel to beauty and fashion to food to architecture and engineering to healthcare and science. She is also the singer-songwriter for recording artists The Sweetest Condition and Irene & Reed. Her artistic interests include poetry, songwriting, photography, branding (marketing/public relations), website design, blogging, and social media networking. She speaks conversational German and supports ferret rescue shelters.