A book of short poems expressing deep moments, written in a simple and touching style, to bring moments of calm and reflection into your busy day.
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Hello there, Keith! I’m thrilled to be chatting with you on this fine spring day. Thanks for taking the time to talk for a bit. I’m interested in hearing about your inspiration for 7 and a Cresent.
Throughout my existence I have suffered and endured just as anyone else has the capacity to do so. In this book, you find a clear exemplification of growth, indefatigable perseverance, and the development of irrefutable love for myself as well as others.
That sounds immensely beautiful and poignant. When did that creating writing spark first enter your life?
I’ve been writing creatively since the 3rd grade. During my time as a foster child, I was approached by a Native American poetry teacher that taught me how to use my words to tear down the walls around me. He gave me freedom. The freedom to depart from the facts of a matter or from the conventional rules of language when speaking or writing in order to create an effect, specifically.
It’s educators like that that really transform academia as we know it. What an empowering experience that must’ve been. What are some central themes in this collection of poetry?
Self-love and progressive ruminations of enlightenment and altruism.
Again, how immensely beautiful! What are some of your major influences?
Love and misery as vast and ephemeral as the ocean.
Wonderful answer! Quite poetic, too. So, what about your poetry-writing process?
I strive consistently to be an eclectic writer and artist. In that, my process is always changing, subsequently providing me with room to grow and apply new concepts, ideas, and techniques. Writing while on a train or boat fills me with the most joy.
Brilliantly put! And writing on a train or boat would be amazing. Are there any concluding thoughts you’d like to share with anyone who’s reading this?
Thinking is recognizing causes and that is the only way in which sensations become insight. Meaning and reality aren’t somewhere beyond things, they are in them. In everything.
Such powerful words! This interview has certainly been both enlightening and inspiring. Thanks again, Keith!
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