My whole life I've written poetry. I'd escape from my very loud and sometimes violent house with my backpack, a peanut and jelly sandwich, a thermos of lemonade, my notebook and pen.
I'd hike into the hills near my neighborhood in South Dakota and write. Writing for me has always been a way of putting my insides on my outsides. Then, when the words are in front of me...the problems don't seem so small, the world has hope and love again.
My work is new. I've never shared it before. And that is really, really scary. It's not like I took poetry classes. I don't really know what makes a poet. For me, I guess it's a love of words.
Words give us a chance to connect. Hope. Think. Feel. Words can provoke and inspire. And maybe my hope is that words can ultimately join us together seeing that we are more similar than different.
My hope is to self-publish 300 paperbacks and 120 hard covers with 100 pages. When they're done, I hope to share my words with the world...adding my voice to the narrative.
Is it scary? Hell yes. But worth it? Absolutely.
Risks and challenges
Well let's see - I guess a risk is that you may not like my poetry. I try and put my work out there via my website, social media and my newsletter fairly regularly if you'd like to get a taste.
Art is subjective. My hope is that you'll like it, but there are no guarantees. You are supporting an unknown artist. I've never put myself out there in this way before.
Know that I will meet the publishing deadline and that every poem I choose will be the best I can create and offer.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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