Our next Poet of the Week catchup is with poetOftragedy.
Why did you join Deep Underground Poetry?
I honestly didn't really know anything about deep underground poetry before, I was just searching for poetry groups in Facebook until I stumbled upon it that's when I created my profile (on the official Site) so I can share my work and read other poets writing..
So I gradually feel in love with it because of the warm welcome I received from the likes of AblackWolf, RevolutionAL, juvenile 66, Ely and AE Meliav to name a few their guidance and support made DU the only place for me to go poetry..
Do you think social media contributes to the well-being poetry?
For me social media doesn't really contribute to the well being of poetry.
We live in a passive age, the current youth (the one's that occupy the majority of social media) hardly have time to read it's all about what's trending.. poetry is for a select few those who love to read, it's very rare on social media to find a poem trending despite how well written and powerful it is....
Who is/are your greatest poetic inspiration/s?
Vusi Makhafula and Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn
What inspires you personally to write? How important is the accessibility of meaning?
My life events inspire me to write. I didn't have a really good teenage life always cast aside and I wasn't really good at opening up so I picked up a pen to express what I felt inside... I believe every poet writes so that they can be understood and accepted via their work, so there's always a meaning behind every write either to shine the light on something or the opposite...
Should one have to work hard to solve the poem?
The art of complexity is simplicity.. the thing is poetry is an art form sometimes it can be abstract, theological or actual therefore some poems may be hard to understand at first given how they are written some poems have meanings imbedded way deep some are just practical and simply straight forward therefore there's no straight answer to this question just have to appreciate the art form...
Why do you recommend Deep Underground Poetry?
Deep underground has a vast array of different poets from different parts of the world with different life experiences this means there's are many different beautiful poems written by many different people better yet deep underground houses mature writers and as well as people just starting up.. this makes it possible for anyone who enjoys writing to grow or to better themselves in some way you can say deep underground isn't just a home for poetry and poets it's a home of art some way or somehow every piece of artform is appropriated here weather drawing, music, painting, etc. I know this because I've used many artforms in my videos to better express myself..
So to anyone who wants to be a poet or has love for art deep underground is the best place to go.....