Interview with Poet William P. Robertson (THE RUINS)

 1) What is the theme of your poem?

The theme of my poem is that love transcends death and never dies.

2) What motivated you to write this poem?

A ghostly walk through a graveyard motivated me to write this poem

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

I’ve been writing poetry since I was in the 9th grade way back in the 1960’s.

4) If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

I would have dinner with Jim Morrison, who opened the doors to the power of language for me.

5) What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

I read the poem myself on my audio book, UNTIL DEATH DO IMPART, available through CDBaby, and was curious to see how someone else would interpret it.

6) Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

I’ve written 40 books. They include the 10-novel Civil War Bucktail series and the 3-novel Alleghenies French & Indian War series. Also, I’ve written 5 collections of horror stories and 2 humorous books of childhood memories titled STORIES FROM THE OLDEN DAYS and MORE STORIES FROM THE OLDEN DAYS. Visit my website at to learn more.

7) What is your passion in life?

Writing is my passion in life. I only take regular jobs that allow me enough free time to pursue my true love!

Performed by Matt Barnes

Watch the Poetry Reading:



Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox


By matthewtoffolo

Filmmaker and sports fan. CEO of the WILDsound Film and Writing Festival

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