Lesley Benzie originates from Aberdeen. Glasgow became home for 25 years, where she returned last summer after five years elsewhere. Graham Fulton, says her recent Doric and English poetry collection, Fessen/Reared is ‘Lyrical, incisive, true…Gently brilliant’
It’s 20 years since publication of her first collection ‘Sewn Up’ largely due to navigating life as a single parent and full-time work.
More recent writing space alongside being highlighted in ‘The Poets Republic’ Magazine 2019, helped relaunch her work. 2020 therefore also saw her published via a range of mediums, such as the Stanza Poetry Map, online and in magazines and anthologies; she received a Highly Commended in the FWS Vernal Equinox and Runner-up in the McCash Scots Poetry Competitions.