Leslie Prime is a native of Detroit, Michigan. She has been writing for over thirty years and is thrilled to realize her dream of being a published poet come to fruition. Though writing was her first love, being a teacher of Spanish and English as a Second Language is her pride and joy. Her career path and study of culture and at least nine languages, has blessed her to travel, live, study, teach or work in Switzerland, Norway, Spain, Mexico, The Dominican Republic, Jamaica, The Cayman Islands, Colombia, Venezuela, The Bahamas, England, Germany and formerly East Germany, Morocco, The Canary Islands, France, Denmark, Belgium, Italy and Canada. She enjoys retreats in Sedona, Arizona a place of beauty and inspiration to her writing. Sedona is one of the most peaceful places she has come to know where she reflects upon society, her life, her family and her heritage. Though Detroit is where she grew up, she has been a resident of Washington, D.C., Brattleboro, Vermont and Miami, Florida. Through her writing, Leslie brings a unique thought and perception to her poetry. She not only has a global view of people and society, but is able to dissect and bring a microscopic awareness to the core of one’s feelings, senses and environment. In her poetry, she often poses questions she asks of herself and her readers, as this offers a reflective component and a depth of insight for all to ponder over time. Leslie’s first poem, ‘Looking out of My Window’ was written at the age of thirteen. Ever since that time, Leslie knew her writing would forever be a cornerstone for reflection, introspection and healing in her life. She is inspired daily by that which she is deeply moved and still longs for a simplistic life of long walks, reading, writing and daily siestas. For she feels that in today’s digital age and the fast pace of American society, the true art of taking one’s time and living a quality life suffers extinction. To all of her readers she encourages them to relax, read, reflect, ponder and enjoy her first book, Mis Pensamientos, Mis Percepciones y Mi Poesia - My Thoughts, My Perceptions and My Poetry.