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”

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