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Speaks for Itself is an exceptional collection of thought-provoking and emotive poetry. What inspires you to write poetry?
It is a form of meditation about life and I feel as though I am a conduit for the words. It is a fusion of experience and language, the latter of which I wait for as if it were a message. It can be about something 20 years ago or 30 seconds but it is a retelling of the past either in present time with new revelation or maybe in another dimension in the future. That is how I see poetry. It is a linear plane meeting 2 other dimensions. It is the 5D of literature.
What were some decisions that went into choosing the poems that were included in this collection?
I have been writing for twenty-plus years; during that time I was able to hone the craft to where my voice, I feel, uniquely not only conveyed acumen but emotion. It was not a random pull ; it is all of them but the order is random.
One of my favorite poems is ‘Teacher’s Pet’. Do you have a favorite poem from this collection?
I really like all of them with the exception of a few for reasons for which I will keep to myself because I do not want to predispose anyone either way and I am sure there are some that are undoubtedly better versed in the technical nature so for that reason I want to preserve the spontaneity of feeling for the reader.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
I actually am about a few poems deep and have been previewing them on freeverse.blog or many of my social media sites. I am hoping late 2022.
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