Poem performed by Val Cole
Get to know the poet:
What is the theme of your poem?
The effects of the NATO war on Syria on children, and on planet earth. Refugees, heartbreak, death, exploitation of resources, the death of the sea
How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?
I would like them to feel saddened, and appalled at the people who engineer these wars that are destroying humanity and our planet for the benefit of a few oil companies. I would like them to commit to world peace by any means necessary.
How long have you been writing poetry?
For a looong time.
Do you have a favorite poet?
I have several favourite poets…in English, Blake, Shelley…in Spanish Lorca, Machado…in Catalan Miquel Martí Pol, Vicent Andrés Estellès…
What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?
I am a professional actor and a poet. Everyone I have read this poem I have seen people have become quite emotional, I am curious it sounds in another person’s lips…
Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?
I write and have published plays, essays and journalistic articles.
What is your passion in life?
My passion is theatre, as an actor, a voice actor, a playwright, a director, a professor, and a researcher…My other passion is travelling, never as a tourist, always to contribute something, usually something artistic.