Truth and Vulnerability Inspires Me

Pam R. Johnson Davis
Pam R. Johnson Davis Author Interview

Seasons (I’ll Be Seeing You) is a collection of poems exploring heartbreak and healing. What inspires you to write poetry?

Truth and vulnerability inspires me to write poetry. I turn to poetry when I feel pain and joy and love and disappointment and hope and fear and peace. When it’s me and my poetry journal, I can be my authentic self without fear of judgement. Writing “seasons II’ll be Seeing You)” and then publishing it has been the ultimate act of releasing fear and allowing my poetry to have a life of its own. I will always value and cherish that ♥

My favorite poem from the collection is ‘I Still Believe’. Do you have a favorite poem from your book?

Yes! That one brings me a lot of joy, thank you for sharing that it’s your favorite! Hmmm…for me, it’s difficult to pick a favorite because they all mean so much to me. But if I had to name one that I continue to go back to on a regular basis, it would have to be the poem, “Finally.”

What are some literary devices you are fond of using in your poetry?

Ooof – I love this question! I am a big fan of enjambment and refrains. Alliteration is something I’ve been experimenting with more lately, as well, which has been a lot of fun.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your poetry?

When a reader puts down my book, I want them to feel hope. Hope that they are not alone in their circumstances. Hope that there is light on the other side of darkness. That would be the most meaningful thing a reader can take away from my poetry.

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“Seasons (I’ll Be Seeing You)” is a collection of poems about healing from heartbreak, racism, and depression and follows the author’s path to embracing the fullness of her humanity. These poignant, heartfelt pieces were written by author Pam R. Johnson Davis as she navigated divorce, homelessness, and loss between 2013 and 2020. This collection debuted at #1 on Amazon’s New Releases on Women’s Poetry and African-American Poetry and won the Best Urban Poetry Award at American Book Fest in August 2020.

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