In honor of the 17th Annual National Poetry Month, I am graciously yielding my blog space to Poets. For the balance of April I will run and post my new monthly feature highlighting some amazing poets, YoTrip Presents: “A Poet People Should Know “
Five Questions For A Poet People Should Know
Who are you as a Poet? Please share something about yourself and your business.
As a poet I am always thinking of new ways I can write and make myself better. I get a lot of inspiration from my students. They know I love to write poetry so when they write poetry they are always trying to please me. It warms my heart to know that they want to know what I think. They make me a better writer.
What makes you a “Poet People Should Know”?
Not tooting my own horn, but my words are special. Each word that I write comes from something I have experienced. Those experiences have made me who I am today.
When did you find out that you had that something special that you wanted to share with the world?
I have always been a writer but I didn’t realize that I wanted to share my words with the world until a few years ago. My words had always been written in a journal. I never shared them with anyone because they were my private thoughts. Those private thoughts turned into poems. Little by little I started sharing them and a great friend of mine told me that I should really consider writing professionally. I took my first step steps and submitted and agreed to write for a book my friend was publishing. It was refreshing and I felt really good about it. Afterwards I was connected with two authors who were publishing a poetry anthology and I had some of my poems published in there. Then I was connected with Freedomink Publishing and I found my home. My first book Life and Love Through My Eyes was published in July 2012. I am working on my second book Dismissed Inhibitions for release this October. I am excited because I have the chance again to share my experiences.
Where can people find out more about you and your poetic work?
People can find out more about me and my work at www.freedomink365.com
How do you make it all happen?
My publisher, Katandra Jackson keeps me on my toes. I am so appreciative of her guidance and direction.
April is National Poetry Month
- Your Favorite Poets’ Favorite Books of Poetry (flavorwire.com)
- National Poetry Month (bluemountain.com)
- On Poets and Action: the Voice of the People (becausewerepoets.wordpress.com)
- April is National Poetry Month (silverbirchpress.wordpress.com)