Lessons On Throwing Shade – Poetry Reading by Nigel Toussaint Bray

Poetry performed by Michelle Alexander

Get to know the winning poet:

POETRY 7 questions:

What is the theme of your poem?

The theme is life, humanity, and common respect for one another. If I have to choose one it would be the latter…respect.

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

I would like for people to laugh and ponder what I am saying. Read between the lines while being humored.

How long have you been writing poetry?

I’ve been writing poetry since high school but never really thought of myself as a poet. Both my father and my maternal grandfather like to write poetry so I guess in runs in the family. I consider myself to be more of a thinker who likes who like to put my thoughts down on paper poetically.

Do you have a favorite poet?

I actually don’t have a favorite poet per se but as a teenager I enjoyed reading poetry from: Rudyard Kipling, Maya Angelou and Kahill Gibran.

What influenced you to submit to the Poetry Festival and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

I came across WildSound by happenstance on Twitter. I saw the poetry contest on the website and just decided to give it a shot.

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

This poem has the same title of the book I’m currently writing. Both have the same theme.

What is your passion in life?

My passion? Do I have to choose one? Okay, if so then I would have to say it is dancing. Mostly to music that uses drums like Cuban and Brazilian music.

About poetryfest

Submit your Poetry to the Festival. Three Options: 1) To post. 2) To have performed by an actor 3) To be made into a film.
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