Watch the September 2016 Poetry Readings

Consumer by Jeremy Duhart

1963 and Me by Latonia Sears

My Reality Within A Dream by Roderick Dupree

Pocket Sized Wreath by Cassandra Swan

1918 Sanctuary by T Hopper

Politico 2016 by Farzana moon

SLYME by Michelle Assor

SHACKLES OF LIFE by Lois Terrans Bradbury

SOCIAL FRETWORK by Dermott Hayes

 

 

 

Consumer – Poetry Reading by Jeremy Duhart

Poetry performed by actor Kaleb Alexander

Consumer by Jeremy Duhart

POETRY 7 questions:

What is the theme of your poem?

Consumerism.

How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?

I expect people to respond with either laughter or empathy.

How long have you been writing poetry?

About 5 years.

Do you have a favorite poet?

No.

What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

I thought it was an interesting way to get my work viewed by more people. I like voice over and was interested in how the professional actor would read my poem.

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

No.

What is your passion in life?

Learning about myself and others. Exploring myself and the world through writing.

1963 and Me – Poetry Reading by Latonia Sears

Poetry performed by Val Cole

1963 and Me by Latonia Sears

POETRY 7 questions:

What is the theme of your poem?

Due to the racially motivated hate and hurt going around. I began to think about what it was like when I came into this world. Today’s problems give me memory of that time.

How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?

I would hope and believe that each person can take something they can incorporate into their everyday lives. To actually think about it.

How long have you been writing poetry?

I have been writing poetry since 1998 which would give me18 years just writing poetry.

Do you have a favorite poet?

My favorite poet will always be Maya Angelou. Very strong voice and individual who gave this world a lot.

What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

I really respect and appreciate Wildsound and the Poetry Festival. This really helps to showcase you as a poet or writer. It is truly a blessing for me.

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

I wrote a play, 2 novels, poems, quotes. short stories, would like to try greeting cards. I have dreamed of writing a movie. There is a lot I could dabble in as a writer and poet.

What is your passion in life?

Writing is something I truly love and plan to excel in the future if I continue to run after it.

My Reality Within A Dream – Poetry Reading by Roderick Dupree

Poetry performed by Val Cole

My Reality Within A Dream by Roderick Dupree

POETRY 7 questions:

What is the theme of your poem?

SOCIETY

How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?

ALL HONEST OPINIONS

How long have you been writing poetry?

A LITTLE OVER A YEAR NOW

Do you have a favorite poet?

MAYA ANGELOU

What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

TRYING SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND I REALLY WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW MY WRITINGS AND UNDERSTAND THEM.

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

YES PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING SUCH AS POEM,LS POETRY, SHORT STORIES, MUSIC AND THE LIST GOES ON.

What is your passion in life?

SEEING OTHERS SMILE.

Pocket Sized Wreath – Poetry Reading by Cassandra Swan

Poetry performed by actor Kaleb Alexander

Pocket Sized Wreath by Cassandra Swan

POETRY 7 questions:

What is the theme of your poem?

The theme of my poem is to address the role of poet in society juxtaposed and compared to that of the role of a conventional 9-5 worker.

How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?

I like people to respond with their chosen responses. I believe my words are thought provoking enough for everyone to have their own say about them.

How long have you been writing poetry?

I started writing poetry as a child. I had a passion for poetry at school. I would say my first memorable poem was when I was 13.

Do you have a favorite poet?

I have favourite poets: Sylvia Plath, J. H. Prynne, and last but by no means least is my muse and mentor in spirit the great Russian Revolutionary Poet, Vladimir Mayakovsky.

What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

My influence to submit to Wildsound was/is the fact that you’re receptive to all themes, styles, genres etc. I like to bring my poetry to the world in radical ways that defy the normal, routine poetry styles. I respect the past but I like to chop down the laurels people lean on with a poetic scythe and make the way clear for more radical thinkers. Wildsound like my poetry with music and sound effects and I am very honoured to have already one short film produced for my poem “Hammer” in 2015.

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

I have written short stories in the past. I have ideas for a stage play, screenplay and a poetry collection ready for release in hardback, paperback, e-book on 11/11/16 and an audio book to follow shortly after. I will be writing a new collection of poetry soon.

What is your passion in life?

What is my passion in life? POETRY. Poetry means more to me than life itself! I always say: “Did you know a poet can die of a lack of exposure? it comes with a WARNING: POETRY KILLS”

1918 Sanctuary – Poetry Reading by T Hopper

Poetry performed by actor Kaleb Alexander

1918 Sanctuary by T Hopper

POETRY 7 questions:

What is the theme of your poem?

world war one

How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?

I’d like people to feel that my poem has touched them inside , make them think that there are no winners or glory in war .

How long have you been writing poetry?

25 years

Do you have a favorite poet?

any poet that stirs emotions and thoughts within the reader.

What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

I would like someone else to voice my poem someone who can add the emotions, the horror and the feelings that I’m trying to portray, I’d like more people to hear my work.

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

I only write poetry.

What is your passion in life?

people humanity, fighting injustices and unfairness in our world and society.

Politico 2016 – Poetry Reading by Farzana moon

Poetry performed by actor Kaleb Alexander

Politico 2016 by Farzana moon

POETRY 7 questions:

What is the theme of your poem?

Political

How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?

Send comments on my blog/this poem is posted there also and I will respond in the comment box on my blog http://farzanamoon.blogspot.com

How long have you been writing poetry?

For over a decade.

Do you have a favorite poet?

Hafiz; Milton; Keats; Shelley; Shakespeare, just to name a few.

What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

WILDsound looks professional and I am hoping for a large exposure.

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

All these and many more, historical; biography, etc.

What is your passion in life?

Write, read, contemplate.

SLYME – Poetry Reading by Michelle Assor

Poetry performed by actor Kaleb Alexander

SLYME by Michelle Assor

POETRY 7 questions:

What is the theme of your poem?

In this particular contest, contestants were asked to write a poem about ‘Society’.

I think the title of my poem ‘Slyme’ says it all. With the use of satiric humor and rhyme (Dr. Seuss’ style), the central message in my poem ‘Slyme’ is the inevitable human defeat in the race against time and technology. The poem also reflects our degenerative, dystopian society. Yet no matter how disturbing or how sad, one has to look at the realities of our society with humor. I use the word ‘Slyme’ and ‘Slime’ simultaneously to create an impact both visually and mentally.

How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?

I would love people to roar with laughter but to also discern the hidden meanings in the poem.

How long have you been writing poetry?

I started writing poetry at the age of eleven.

Do you have a favorite poet?

The brilliant poet, storyteller and illustrator, Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) inspired me to write the poem ‘Slyme’. I grew up on Dr. Seuss books and I admire his zany, nonsense words and his insatiable rhymes. Under the surface of his works there is deep meaning and he conveys this so artfully.

One of my favorite Dr. Seuss quotes:
“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”

What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

When poetry is read aloud and expressively, it resonates as opposed to silent reading. I am so impressed with the theatrical talent of Wildsound’s professional actors.

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

I write novels, short stories and poems. I have written the first book of a trilogy and I am busy writing the second. Aside from the trilogy, I have several new books mapped out in my head I want to write a play too. I have attempted a one page screenplay and although I prefer to be a novelist, perhaps I will be brazen and write a full length screenplay one day.

What is your passion in life?

To defeat time and to be immortal.

SHACKLES OF LIFE – Poetry Reading by Lois Terrans Bradbury

Poetry performed by actor Kaleb Alexander

SHACKLES OF LIFE by Lois Terrans Bradbury

POETRY 7 questions:

What is the theme of your poem?

The uselessness of war.

How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?

I have come to learn that each individual can read into my poem something very different than the original thought. It would be nice if people took enough time to thinks before they acted with abuse, rage, revenge or giving up hope.

How long have you been writing poetry?

You asking how old I am? Since I figures out in high school that my English teachers thought it harder to write a one page poem that a one page composition and gave higher marks for my effort

Do you have a favorite poet?

Bit eclectic with all my reading. But like The Raven Edgar Allan Poe. Gave me the nudge to write longer poems

What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

The genre DARK

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

Yes, Songs (on iTunes) Novels, short stories, scripts. Did not find out until a few years ago that you are not supposed to be able to write all those as well as many different genre. Though i don’t so pink and fluffy

What is your passion in life?

Writing, reading, writing, photography, Writing.

Social Fretwork – Poetry Reading by Dermott Hayes

Poetry performed by actor Kaleb Alexander

SOCIAL FRETWORK by Dermott Hayes

POETRY 7 questions:

What is the theme of your poem?

Are social networks a paradox?

How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?

When we communicate with cyber friends, does it engender more anxiety and loneliness.

How long have you been writing poetry?

Four years

Do you have a favorite poet?

Alexander Pope

What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

Interesting theme.

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

Published three books, a biography, a novel and a collection of short stories. New novel on the way and another collection of short stories. Short film, 1916, Souls of Freedom to be screened at Kerry Film Festival in October. Screenplay, Old Bones has been performed, this month, by Wildsound festival.

What is your passion in life?

Writing.