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Marc Lacy


Walter Marcellus (aka “Marc”) Lacy is the second child and first son of three children born to Walter and Julianne White Lacy. Alongside maintaining a current residence in his birthplace of Huntsville, Alabama, Marc has also resided in Korea and Germany. In having been well schooled and traveled; his knack for creative writing and poetry was discovered at an early age. In high school, Marc received numerous awards for his excellence in the areas of English, German, Political Science, Mathematics and Athletics.

Mr. Lacy is a Cum Laude Mechanical Engineering graduate of Alabama A&M University (AAMU). While matriculating through AAMU, he was a starting forward for the Men’s Varsity Basketball Team. Also when Marc was on “the yard”, he was often sought for various speaking engagements and to deliver presentations as a means of enhancing student life and morale on campus.

Organizational involvement has always been a part of Marc’s life as he has held an office in the following organizations: Twenty Distinguished Young Men of Huntsville; National Society of Black Engineers; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated; and ArtNSoul Society of Expression. Marc is a current member of Church Street Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America.

Often referred to as a “left and right brain” type of guy, Marc’s Gemini-esque character is highlighted by the fact that he is a Government Contractor by day and disc-jockey/audio specialist by night. He is also the CEO of AVO Publishing (A Division of AVO Communications, Inc.), under which his literary works and audio recordings have been published and produced.

Marc is most noted for his smooth flowing lyrics and creative mind which are exuded in his eloquently written poetry. But also a beast is awoken within as he delivers his often-charged and thought provoking spoken word performances. By offering a wide range of subject matter in his work, Marc has been able to cover a lot of ground within his craft.

The energy within Marc’s work can certainly be attributed to his strong faith in God.

Marc has a robust literary resume to go along with his unique background. The following are just a few of the numerous attributes which are entailed within:

• Co-Founded the legendary ArtNSoul Society of Expression • Founded Marc Lacy Poetry Online Poetry Group • Hosted/Emceed numerous open mics, literary forums, and pageants • Facilitated several youth/adult poetry - spoken word workshops, charity events • Performed at many church events, anniversaries, and birthday functions • Self-published “The Looking Heart” – Poetic Expressions from Within • Teamed with Charles Owens to produce “REFlux” (poetry/spoken word cd) • Performed in cities like Los Angeles, New York, Louisville, Charlotte, New Orleans, Birmingham, Montgomery, Atlanta, Memphis, Dallas, Nashville, and Greensboro to name a few… • Has written many noteworthy odes to/for famous people such as Maya Angelou and Sonja Sanchez • Recorded/performed several poetic radio spots for a variety of radio stations

Marc's Tribute to Dad - My Father's Eyes (Ode to Walter Lacy)

As I peer into my father's eyes
I'm pleased
Pleased indeed
Pleased that he dropped the seed
For literally through his humility
He's passed a spiritual torch to me
In this relay of rhyme and meter
4 by 100 hundred
I'm sprinting
But not squinting
As my faith is unrelenting
Humble dad writes and recites vicariously
Through this apple
Sitting adjacent the tree
His roots are my boots
As I tread through unforgiving terrain
God has blessed me, so to all my fears
I abstain
Nothing to lose
A lot to gain
But when I encounter pain
I let the ink sift through this gift
Called the mighty pen
The smooth black flow
Causes stanza to row
Gently down the stream of prose
Merrily merrily capsizing the raft of wrath
Giving all negative elements a bath
As they get clean in the stream
We all commune with a full head of steam
...I now smile as I dream...

I dream of being a poetic prince...and dad's a lyrical king...

The Looking Heart

The Looking Heart
Marc Lacy
Retail Price:$14.00
C&B Price:$11.00
ISBN: 0974971200

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REFlux:Poetic Spirit and Spoken Soul
Marc Lacy
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Rock and Fire

Rock and Fire
Marc Lacy
C&B Price:$14.00

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