BIG BUTS, Poetry Reading by David Creighton

Performed by Geoff Mays

POETRY 7 questions:

1) What is the theme of your poem?

It’s a look at unconditional love, and whether that truly exists.

2) What motivated you to write this poem?

I like humorous poems with a twist at the end. This time, the twist even surprised me. It came from nowhere, a sharp shift to the theme, but far superior, I thought.

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

Since grade school, but only seriously for about five years.

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

I’d choose someone alive. Eating with a dead person would put me off my food. Oh wait, you said “who” not “which.”

Seriously, I think I’d like to eat with one of the oldest people in the world. Just so I can hear memories of times on the verge of being lost forever, and hope to preserve them in some small way.

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

I wanted a fresh take on my work and I know how important it is for all manner of artists to help and support each other.

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

Oh yes. I write short stories, flash fiction, I write for games and occasionally blog.

7) What is your passion in life?

Imagination. I saw “The Muppet Movie” as a child and, ever since, I’ve wanted to be a lover and a dreamer rolled up into one “me.”

Paralysis – Poetry Reading by Mara Prose

Poetry performed by Geoff Mays

Get to know the poet:

What is the theme of your poem?

The theme of my poem is inspiration during difficult times.

What motivated you to write this poem?

I am always second guessing and questioning my decisions, and this poem reflects how I feel about it.

How long have you been writing poetry?

I have been writing poetry for 6 years now.

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

Jesus

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

This poem really resonated with a lot of people and I loved the idea of an actor bringing out the emotions in the poem.

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

Yes, I am working on my first novel. I also manage a global blog, http://www.maraprose.com and freelance for various magazines.

What is your passion in life?

My children and my writing are my great passions in life!

Poetry #4 by Xzaviar Allen

Poetry performed by Geoff Mays

Poetry #4 by Xzaviar Allen

Get to know the poet:

1) What is the theme of your poetry collection?

The theme of my poems was sexual intercourse. A vulgar/inappropriate subject maybe, but the inspiration behind the pieces drove me to write in such a way.

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

I’m not sure how people will react to these particular poems; people usually like them, but it depends on who’s reading.

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

I wrote my first poem in the fifth grade. Ive been hooked ever since.

4) Do you have a favorite poet?

My favorite poets are modern-age poets. J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Jay Z, Kanye West, etc. Hip Hop is a form of poetry; I write my “poems” as though they were song lyrics.

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

I found out about WILDsound kind of randomly; I thought it couldn’t hurt to submit my work to somebody. Maybe they’ll like it!

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

I wrote a short story in college for a class project; I wouldn’t mind writing a script though. I guess it depends on what mood I’m in and what inspiration I have at the moment.

7) What is your passion in life?

My true passions in life are poetry and music; even so, I am skilled in other areas. I currently serve my country as a soldier in the United States Army.

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Editor: John Johnson

Casting: Sean Ballantyne

Poetry #2 by Xzaviar Allen

Poetry performed by Geoff Mays

Poetry #2 by Xzaviar Allen

Get to know the poet:

1) What is the theme of your poetry collection?

The theme of my poems was sexual intercourse. A vulgar/inappropriate subject maybe, but the inspiration behind the pieces drove me to write in such a way.

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

I’m not sure how people will react to these particular poems; people usually like them, but it depends on who’s reading.

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

I wrote my first poem in the fifth grade. Ive been hooked ever since.

4) Do you have a favorite poet?

My favorite poets are modern-age poets. J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Jay Z, Kanye West, etc. Hip Hop is a form of poetry; I write my “poems” as though they were song lyrics.

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

I found out about WILDsound kind of randomly; I thought it couldn’t hurt to submit my work to somebody. Maybe they’ll like it!

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

I wrote a short story in college for a class project; I wouldn’t mind writing a script though. I guess it depends on what mood I’m in and what inspiration I have at the moment.

7) What is your passion in life?

My true passions in life are poetry and music; even so, I am skilled in other areas. I currently serve my country as a soldier in the United States Army.

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Editor: John Johnson

Casting: Sean Ballantyne

Poetry #1 by Xzaviar Allen

Poetry performed by Geoff Mays

Poetry #1 by Xzaviar Allen

Get to know the poet:

1) What is the theme of your poetry collection?

The theme of my poems was sexual intercourse. A vulgar/inappropriate subject maybe, but the inspiration behind the pieces drove me to write in such a way.

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

I’m not sure how people will react to these particular poems; people usually like them, but it depends on who’s reading.

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

I wrote my first poem in the fifth grade. Ive been hooked ever since.

4) Do you have a favorite poet?

My favorite poets are modern-age poets. J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Jay Z, Kanye West, etc. Hip Hop is a form of poetry; I write my “poems” as though they were song lyrics.

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

I found out about WILDsound kind of randomly; I thought it couldn’t hurt to submit my work to somebody. Maybe they’ll like it!

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

I wrote a short story in college for a class project; I wouldn’t mind writing a script though. I guess it depends on what mood I’m in and what inspiration I have at the moment.

7) What is your passion in life?

My true passions in life are poetry and music; even so, I am skilled in other areas. I currently serve my country as a soldier in the United States Army.

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Editor: John Johnson

Casting: Sean Ballantyne

Poetry Reading: If I Was President by Molimau Fatu

The theme of my poem is to show how this country has fallen so low that all the candidates that they throw at us aren’t even worth voting for; despite people now waking up to this corrupt fallen system. I just wanted to put my stamp on that with imaging myself as president.

Watch the June 2016 Poetry Reading.

If I Was President by Molimau Fatu

Performed by Geoff Mays

Get to know the poet:

7 questions with the poet:

1) What is the theme of your poem?

The theme of my poem is to show how this country has fallen so low that all the candidates that they throw at us aren’t even worth voting for; despite people now waking up to this corrupt fallen system. I just wanted to put my stamp on that with imaging myself as president.

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

I just want the people to experience my poetry as they watch me perform it and read it. I just want to inspire the people with my poetry.

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

I have been writing poetry since the 6th grade. I used it to flirt with girls while I was in middle school.

4) Do you have a favorite poet?

My favorite poet is Langston Hughes. He was one of my influences of me becoming a poet.

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

What influenced me to submit my poetry to Wildsound is because I wanted more people to read and listen to my poetry.

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

I write poems. I am also trying to write my first novel and to get my poetry book published.

7) What is your passion in life?

My passion in life is to be a great person within the Heavenly Father to guide and inspire the youth to be great and humble.