TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN – Poetry Reading by Derek Stephen McPhail

Performed by Val Cole

POETRY 7 questions:

What is the theme of your poem?

Anguish caused by the perception of separation from the promise of abundance.

What motivated you to write this poem?

Compassion for the unnecessary suffering in the world.

How long have you been writing poetry?

since an Ojibwa healing ceremony cured me of autism, as a young lad.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

would love to have a full course meal with Mary Magdalene.

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

always fascinated to hear my work interpreted by someone else.

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

am also a screenwriter. last year, my supernatural western, “Outlaw Trail”, set in Texas and Oklahoma in 1858, was published by a company in New Mexico. currently developing a time-travel romantic thriller, “Dreaming Together”, set primarily in the area of Georgian Bay, between 1649 and the present.

What is your passion in life?

intimacy with Nature and kinship with those who walk a path with heart.

for the record, my previous recording of “To Whom It May Concern”, released on my “uncle Steve” CD, “Story Book Blues”, is online at:

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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