Interview with Poet Gladys W. Muturi

1) What is the theme of your poem?

An open letter to the KKK, Neo-Nazi, and other white supremacists groups.

2) What motivated you to write this poem?

I remember watching the Charlottesville rally on the news and I was painfully distraught by the hate from Neo-Nazi groups.

I thought of why this hatred is going and I wanted to question them why do they hate people of color, religion, sexuality or where they come from.

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

All my life. I fall in love with poems when I was in elementary and I started to write in the 5th grade.

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

If I could have dinner with one person, it would be Maya Angelou. I love her.

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

I felt encouraged that my poem needs to be heard and I want the actor to use their strong voice to deliver like a message for the audience to hear.

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

I wrote and adapted a play called White Mama. White Mama is based on novel by Robert Downs about an elderly white woman, Estelle Malone becomes a foster mother to an African American juvenile B.T. Williamson. I am currently putting it in production. I already started a gofundme page for the play to get started http://www.gofundme.com/whitemamafund. Also, I am currently writing stories and movies.

7) What is your passion in life?

My passion in life is to inspire others, motivate people to erase hate and bring happiness and love into this world.

Performed by Matt Barnes

 

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Interview with Poet Bob Mazzei

  1) What is the theme of your poem?

The poem Morbid Deceiver was published on a book my friend Jeff Lowe and I wrote in 2014, “Ziggurat – The Age of Total Dominion,” and it is about the sad condition of slavery that humankind lives under the power of our class-divided society. Jeff wrote part of the first chapter of the book and came up with very intelligent suggestions I made use of along the novel.

2) What motivated you to write this poem?

The poem is in line with the subject of the book. It is a trip inside our societies; kind of psychedelic journey some say. The class-divided society is a type of social cohabitation we need to overcome. It’s all about freedom and emancipation, yet not those liberties hypocritically postulated in our constitutions and laws. Freedom is not to be able to choose between A and B, freedom is to be able to reject that choice, as it is a prearranged choice.

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

I’ve been writing poems for 40 years, I started when I was 14.

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

I would have the pleasure to dine and sip a glass of good red wine with Mark Knopfler. I would like to share some musical ideas with him.

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

Well, I thought it was good to have it on your blog.

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

Apart from poems, some short stories and lyrics.

7) What is your passion in life?

My passion is languages in general and writing (English)

Performed by Val Cole

Interview with Poet BRIAN T. SLUGA

 1) What is the theme of your poem?

It’s about a feared dragon terrorizing a village. Its set in a Mid-evil time.

2) What motivated you to write this poem?

I wanted to do a poem out of the norm. Just to create a visual to the reader. Hope people like it.

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

I been writing poetry for about 20 years. Real seriously the last 3 years.

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

I would have to say Frank Sinatra. I’m fascinated with the man and musician.

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

Just thought that this particular one would be best heard by someone with a trained voice. To make the reader feel the story like it’s really happening.

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

I have written some short stories. I also am a songwriter my lyrics can be found on Songbay.

See me under My Write.

http://songbay.co/portfolio/22825

Also here is my site with my latest poems.The Autorank link lists viewers favorites.

https://allpoetry.com/Gorun1

7) What is your passion in life?

I am currently passionate about working on my first self published poetry book. Also my poem, How Does It Go, has been selected for the 2018 Waco Texas WordFest Anthology.

A public reading of the anthology will be at 7 pm October 6 at the Waco Convention. I hope to meet many up and coming poets.

My passion is for my poetry to move people when they read it. Also to be meaningful to readers worldwide.

 

 

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