Lu Highsmith

Rochester, New York, native Lu Highsmith has published essays, news articles,
and poems over the past seventeen years. No matter which form she has chosen
to exhibit her talents, each has been reflective of her passion for
spirituality, sensuality, and social consciousness.
In 2003, her poem "No One Knows Me" was featured in the "Colors of Life"
anthology published by the International Library of Poetry. Highsmith's
"No One Knows Me" was also interpreted via spoken word on Jazz artist
Jimmie Highsmith Jr.'s CD, entitled "Jacquin" in 2004. 

MoodMakers Bookstore
honored her as one of their featured poets in their 2006 "Poetry On The
Wall". Her poem, "From Whence We Came", received the Poem of Distinction honor.

 Lu's much-anticipated book of poetry,
"Vicissitudes: The Ups and Downs of Life" was published in 2008. 

In January, 2009 she was featured in Minority Reporter's "Face to the Name".

Lu was also featured in the Democrat and Chronicle's "Women to Watch" series
in April, 2009.

Her second book of poetry, "Ascension into Love" was published August, 2010.
Lu is also a member of CSWA (Culture Starts With Art) Poets.

She currently co-hosts the successful "Flowetic Rhythms" Open Mic @ Gallery One
Fine Arts in downtown Rochester every 2nd and 4th Thursday