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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SLYME – Poetry Reading by Michelle Assor

Poetry performed by actor Kaleb Alexander

SLYME by Michelle Assor

POETRY 7 questions:

What is the theme of your poem?

In this particular contest, contestants were asked to write a poem about ‘Society’.

I think the title of my poem ‘Slyme’ says it all. With the use of satiric humor and rhyme (Dr. Seuss’ style), the central message in my poem ‘Slyme’ is the inevitable human defeat in the race against time and technology. The poem also reflects our degenerative, dystopian society. Yet no matter how disturbing or how sad, one has to look at the realities of our society with humor. I use the word ‘Slyme’ and ‘Slime’ simultaneously to create an impact both visually and mentally.

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

I would love people to roar with laughter but to also discern the hidden meanings in the poem.

How long have you been writing poetry?

I started writing poetry at the age of eleven.

Do you have a favorite poet?

The brilliant poet, storyteller and illustrator, Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) inspired me to write the poem ‘Slyme’. I grew up on Dr. Seuss books and I admire his zany, nonsense words and his insatiable rhymes. Under the surface of his works there is deep meaning and he conveys this so artfully.

One of my favorite Dr. Seuss quotes:
“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”

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

When poetry is read aloud and expressively, it resonates as opposed to silent reading. I am so impressed with the theatrical talent of Wildsound’s professional actors.

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

I write novels, short stories and poems. I have written the first book of a trilogy and I am busy writing the second. Aside from the trilogy, I have several new books mapped out in my head I want to write a play too. I have attempted a one page screenplay and although I prefer to be a novelist, perhaps I will be brazen and write a full length screenplay one day.

What is your passion in life?

To defeat time and to be immortal.

SHACKLES OF LIFE – Poetry Reading by Lois Terrans Bradbury

Poetry performed by actor Kaleb Alexander

SHACKLES OF LIFE by Lois Terrans Bradbury

POETRY 7 questions:

What is the theme of your poem?

The uselessness of war.

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

I have come to learn that each individual can read into my poem something very different than the original thought. It would be nice if people took enough time to thinks before they acted with abuse, rage, revenge or giving up hope.

How long have you been writing poetry?

You asking how old I am? Since I figures out in high school that my English teachers thought it harder to write a one page poem that a one page composition and gave higher marks for my effort

Do you have a favorite poet?

Bit eclectic with all my reading. But like The Raven Edgar Allan Poe. Gave me the nudge to write longer poems

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

The genre DARK

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

Yes, Songs (on iTunes) Novels, short stories, scripts. Did not find out until a few years ago that you are not supposed to be able to write all those as well as many different genre. Though i don’t so pink and fluffy

What is your passion in life?

Writing, reading, writing, photography, Writing.

Social Fretwork – Poetry Reading by Dermott Hayes

Poetry performed by actor Kaleb Alexander

SOCIAL FRETWORK by Dermott Hayes

POETRY 7 questions:

What is the theme of your poem?

Are social networks a paradox?

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

When we communicate with cyber friends, does it engender more anxiety and loneliness.

How long have you been writing poetry?

Four years

Do you have a favorite poet?

Alexander Pope

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

Interesting theme.

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

Published three books, a biography, a novel and a collection of short stories. New novel on the way and another collection of short stories. Short film, 1916, Souls of Freedom to be screened at Kerry Film Festival in October. Screenplay, Old Bones has been performed, this month, by Wildsound festival.

What is your passion in life?

Writing.

WATCH FEBRUARY 2016 Poetry Readings

Best of Poetry performance readings in February 2016. Performed by Kaleb Alexander and Maya Wolosyzn

Best of Poetry performance readings in February 2016. Performed by Kaleb Alexander and Maya Wolosyzn

 Stranger In Love� – Poetry Reading by Poetess Chantelle Cherie

 Marvelous Universe Poetry Reading By Karina Pinella

 Dear Lie – Poetry Reading by Stephanie Crosby

 Call me guilty – Poetry Reading by Stephanie Crosby

 Assumptions – Poetry Reading by Denise P Isaac

 #1 fan Poetry Reading by Stephanie Crosby

 Paris � The Atrocity 13th November 2015

 FRAGMENTS Poetry Reading by Melissa R Mendelson

 Forgiveness Poetry Reading by Sherille Williams

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Assumptions – Poetry Reading by Denise P Isaac. Performed by Kaleb Alexander

ASSUMING, Anyone who assumes about someone without really getting to know them. A stereotypical mindset.

Watch Assumptions by Denise P  Isaac

Get to know poet Denise P  Isaac:

1) What is the theme of your poem?

ASSUMING, Anyone who assumes about someone without really getting to know them. A stereotypical mindset.

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

People should respond with awe because of its rhythm and the flow that expresses a heartfelt emotion.

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

Since childhood. I won second place in a poetry contest in Elementary School.

4) Do you have a favorite poet?

No

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

It was presented and I accepted because I believe that it is a great opportunity for any poet especially an unrecognized one as myself.

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

Yes, I am the author of ‘SHOW ME A FAMILY”, listed on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and various sites.

7) What is your passion in life?

Serving God, who is the ONE that graces me with all of my other passions and gifts which poetry being one of them.

Stranger In Love… – Poetry Reading by Poetess Chantelle Cherie, Performed by Kaleb Alexander

I would like people to respond to my poem or reading in Awed ; Earnest ; Flirty Anticipation ; A feeling of Relate.

Watch Stranger in Love… by Poetess Chantelle Cherie

Get to know Poetess Chantelle Cherie:

1) What is the theme of your poem?

The theme of my poem is Love and Attachment (Internal Rhyme)

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

I would like people to respond to my poem or reading in Awed ; Earnest ; Flirty Anticipation ; A feeling of Relate.

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

I have been writing poetry for 5 years

4) Do you have a favorite poet?

Hands down No questions asked

E.E. Cummings is my All time Favorite Poet. Brilliant he is!!! He bent the Grammar rules punctuation in poetry!!! Made it his wasn’t afraid to think outside the box.

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

I was Influenced by Poetry Festival in the reasoning of this brilliant and blessed opportunity they have given Me without any doubt without them I would still be sitting on my couch writing but now I get to leave my handprint on the world

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

Yes I do write more then just poetry I write Short stories and Quotes.

7) What is your passion in life?

My passion in life is Writing Writing Writing And Helping the World the Broken the Drifters maybe miracles could still happen Maybe we can all learn to love passionately become our own poems. that is what makes life passionate Kindness Love Writing