John Prophet is considered by many in the literary community to be the Salvador Dalí of poetry. His rough-hewn unfettered style mimics the artist’s unconventional view of perceived reality. Prophet encourages (through the skeletal approach of his writings) the reader to focus on the individual meaning of each word, thus allowing its message to be front and center. Meaning that can be muted within sentences and paragraphs. This creates vividness otherwise hidden. The skeletal nature of his efforts also allows the reader to flesh out meaning based on the readers personal worldview. Thus, no two observers are reading the exact same creation.
Love is the essence of pure thought. There is nowhere that this thought is not. I grew up in a small town in Oklahoma, just beyond the outskirts of several gypsum plateaus, miles of desert sand and vast horizons. I would go out into fields of sunflowers with my pen and paper, watching the currents of wind moving through miles and miles of wheat to write about the lucid imagery I would see when I closed my eyes, the experiences of coming out in a conservative community and finding my way as an artist in a place that did not nurture the arts. Words have always been my primary way to sort out my experiences into streams of consciousness that act as a form of self-discovery. Called by the overwhelming pull to follow my dreams, I relocated to the Catskills to follow my passions and put every idea into motion. I am currently working on several video projects, performances in several venues, live music, Sparkle Poetic radio ads, and many new things that you can keep up with on my website below. Welcome to the realm of words. Love is real. www.sparklepoetics.com
Lots of college, lots of work, a few spells in a mental ward. I have Apserger Syndrome and it was never diagnosed until a doctor asked me to research and find for myself what was wrong with me. Hard to believe my own diagnosis, years later it sunk in. Now devoid of drugs, still love alcohol, I read philosophy, try to give as little advice as I can (the burden is too great), Love music, play a little guitar and a full size one :) I like to watch movies and TV series to relax as I have given up fiction unless its a classic. I love my motorbike, I love women. I keep to myself having read that as good advice for reasons that shall remain blurred (I have a few reasons and a few good friends). I have been writing poetry for years now and mostly in deep depression so many of the poems I may add are from years gone by and maybe rewritten a little. Recently I have began to write not out of depression but out of love of myself and lack of it for society, and that is not meant against any individual, just the way life works....and works.....and works. As time goes by lots more modern poetry has been added by me. I wish for something greater than what is. Greater than I am. As Great as it can be. I believe in God. I believe in myself.
Musa Gift Masombuka is a poet, author, and a distributor for Samnko Books. Born 1998, April 1st. His works are available on sites such as Fundza; Botsotso Magazine; Poeticous, and PoemHunter. He was nominated Best Poet in the 2014 SATMA Awards. His recently published book MY WORDS IN VOLUMES: Emotions Of A Poet is a prescribed library resource for the Gauteng Education department. He has been featured to do forewords; introductions and typeset on books such as Broken Dreams: The Awakening Past by Edwin Mabodimo Mphaga and Love&Lies: My Past Tense by SamNkogatse. He also had the honour to work with the greatest writers such as Sifiso Mtshali; Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho, Moses Seletisha and Jayne Bauling. Musa has been a competitive writer, participating in literary competitions organised by Maskew Miller Longman, Jacana Media, Write Associates, Commonwealth Writers and the South Afrian Writers College. His short story titled The Initiation was shortlisted in the South African Writers College Annual Short Story Competition 2017.
I am a student at the University of Washington in my early twenties that is currently majoring in Japanese literature and political science. My interest in poetry started near the end of middle school. I typically like to write English poems inspired by Japanese poetic structures like the haiku or tanka. Otherwise I would describe my poetry as very freestyle. I am a Christian, my all-time favorite band is the Avett Brothers, and I'm deeply invested in Japanese pop culture.
My name is Derrick D Pringle Sr at www.derrickpringle.com,. I am a Author & writer of Elevation Above Status, Poet, mentor, creator, motivational speaker, philanthropist, educator, President/CEO of Pringle Property Services, LLC and Founder of Variable Enhancement Services nonprofit community development organization.
My name is Layla. I'm a 20 year old college student studying literature and criminal justice. I've been writing sine I was very young and have always enjoyed it and I enjoy sharing my writing with everyone who is willing enough to read and give me feedback or have any comments on my writing.
I was born in Vancouver, Washington on August 1st 1978. I have been writing poetry since the age of 16. I love to write and it's my passion. I grew up in a very strict house, I have 4 siblings and two children of my own. I come from a very large family, we all tried to get along together. I've worked in sales in the past, always knew I was better than that. So I am currently getting ready to attend college.
I used to be broken, broken enough to stop caring about everything and everyone. Poetry was and is the only thing that gets me through half of my feelings. Read them, enjoy, judge, I don't care. These are some wounds, some mine, some made up, but still can be felt, displayed on this pages. Read them, bandage them or rip off the scab and give another fresh cut. It's your choice.
We all dream of being beautiful, confident, inspirational, popular, looked up to...but that just isn't reality; an empty, dead end dream. The truth is I'm just a normal teenager. Misunderstood, angry, moody, determined and struggling to find who she really is. I seek comfort and security in poetry, stories, music and playing the piano. Some of my favourite bands include Three Days Grace, Shinedown, Linkin Park, Bastille, Imagine Dragons, Feeder and Nirvana. I'm not shy -I'm just out of practise. If you could follow/like/comment on anything it would be deeply appreciated -I just want to be noticed :D
“My art and poetry has been a well kept secret most of my life. It has been my best friend, my confidant, my security blanket, my therapy. Writing saved my life at a time when I was drowning in my own tears. I haven’t had any formal training. I just enjoy the arts. If I’m not painting I’m writing so, I think it’s safe to say that I’ve found my voice.”
I am my own reincarnation..... i live by that moto... this is beacuse i believe that it is a miracle that i live to see each day... and we as people are not thabkful enough because we don't appreciate small things in life.... I'm occasionaly formal, priffessional,jerky,athletic.... i could be anywhere right now ...YOLO!