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Jeffrey Paul Bailey
Jeffrey Paul Bailey Author Interview

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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Speaks for Itself by Jeff Bailey can be be described as breaking the literary mold.
Just when one thinks life’s fleeting moments – from the mundane to the surreal – often have no words, Bailey shows what is gleaned from the indifference, the pain and pleasure can yield lessons that transcend the incident which provoked the intimate reflection.
At the same time his poetry embodies the notion that we are more than than the sum of our experiences – that there is a measure of gravity to our lives that is timeless and never duplicative, as is a treasured commodity.
There are no experiences that know no words.
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