Composed of beautifully written poems, Larry Davis Jr.’s My Poems: The Ones with the One-Word Titles is an anthology that touches on subjects that range from love and pain to passion, sexuality, and self-worth, making it an emotionally eclectic body of work that one can thoroughly enjoy.
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As with any kind of artist, in this case a poet, inspiration is of supreme importance. What would you say inspired you to create this poetry collection?
The inspiration for writing this book came from my creative writing class. Being that I was an English major, i wanted to create a project that was challenging, yet thought provoking.
Whether you’re a painter, a writer, or a musician, us creative types undergo a journey that oftentimes shapes us in ways we didn’t necessarily expect. Can you give me some insight into your unique journey?
My writing journey started in college. During my time in my creative writing class, my professor would make the students participate in activities that enhanced our writing abilities. As a result, I become a stronger writer. Throughout time, I would write randoms poems just to show off my skills. However, after receiving great feedback, I decided to challenge myself by writing a collection of poems that had one-word titles and through provoking messages. That’s how “My Poems: The Ones With The One-Word Titles” came about.
What are some of the themes you showcase in this book?
Some of the themes of the book are sadness, nostalgia, pain, love, and confidence.
As a poet, what are some of your creative muses?
Poetry, Work, Financial Stability.
So, what’s your writing process typically like?
When it comes to the writing process, I always make sure that I read other work from other poets. The reason why I do so is because other poets such as Langston Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks give me inspiration. From there, I began to reflect on my life as those reflections turn into words.
One of my favorite poets is Rumi. Who’s yours?
Okay. It’s time to wrap this interview up. Do you have any concluding thoughts that you’d like to share with everybody?
The one thing that I would like to say is that after reading this collection of poetry, I hope that everyone feels empowered and enlightened.
I don’t hope, I know that they will. It sounds like you poured a lot of your soul into these poems. Thank you so much for having this interview with me! It was a true pleasure.
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