It is not my name that is important rather my identity. I was always the outsider growing up observing people and my surroundings I developed eyes for vision and a mind that sought out lyrics and metaphors for music I heard in my mind.
The mind is a beautiful and terrible thing and I sought to write poetry as a way of silencing demons that I have carried with me since I went through psychosis (a painful breakdown when I was 16 years old). Poetry was an outlet and also something much more it gave me a purpose, as each poem is a piece of art and can be performed in front of an audience. Soon I discovered it connected me to people much more deeply and gave words to how people felt and helped them understand what I had gone through and still go through on a deeper level.
Poetry tells a story, captures a moment in very few words and it joins the dots very well. Creating moments in time and stories and phrases that will never die.
love your story and your poetry i know exactly where you are coming from, i am in the united states and i have went through some difficult times myself and i also write poetry , well they are more prayer poems. i would like to know more or how and if you have your poetry published. i would love to get mine out there
Hi Spirit Dancer. I have self published poetry in a magazine type publication.
My advice is try to create a following and keep some work aside to enter online publications,anthologies and journals. Publishing anything that you have written online will count to some organisations as being previously published.
Join YouTube TikTok and other websites do videos engage with your audience post regularly. This will get your name out there. I am a member of “hello poetry “ and Poemhunter they help tag your poetry and get it seen.