Let me introduce you to Megan, a wonderful poet and cool gal. I've been following her on instagram since I made Keystrokes & Closed Doors and I have loved her poetry from the first moment. I want to share her story with you!
Thank you so much for doing this interview with me about your poetry. I have been following your works on Instagram since I started my account earlier this year. I love reading the poetry you post up and I can’t wait to share your work with everyone!
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I’m an author of one book of poetry (so far) called Fleeting Heart: A Collection Of Poetry. I am a wife, and mother to an amazing 8 year old little girl. I am also an intern to a publishing company called Auspicious Apparatus Press along with starting to narrate audiobooks for some independant published authors through Amazon www.acx.com.
When did you start writing? Tell us a little about your journey.
My Grandfather use to say when I was 3 before I could write proper sentences, I would make little books and scribble all through the inside as if I were writing long stories. I would read back the book the same way every time I read it to him. So I guess you could say I wanted to be a writer early on.
I have always written poetry all through school and was featured multiple times in local newspapers from primary school until high school. I was Always searching for a chance to share my writing and my journey with others through school.
Do you believe that your life experiences feed into your poetry? If yes, how so?
I absolutely think that my life experiences have feed into my poetry. I had a very difficult time growing up and have written many poems that reflect how I felt while in those turmoil filled situations. Being hurt and being young and without a way out can build up so much pain with no where to be released. Poetry was my release from the pain. And it still is.
What draws you to poetry?
The lovely and almost musical ways a poet can evoke emotion in me. Each poem to me, is a small book compacted into a few words, but can convey an idea that huge tomes may lack. I just love poetry and the way it sparks my imagination.
What is your style and why?
There are several styles of poetry within my book. My style usually is more free flowing, even though I do have some structure and rhyming in various individual poems.
What inspires your poetry?
Being in love, unrequited love, life and all that’s in it. I get inspired by everything around me. I am often inspired by characters in books I read, and I will write a love poem about certain characters and their relationships as well.
What are the top three favourite poems you have written and why?
That is a difficult question to answer. I have quite a few that I favor. But if I had to pick only three they would be, Mechanics of my Mind, Into the Night, and Ribbons and Twine. And I only pick those because they seem to be liked by quite a few readers.
Fleeting Heart is a book of poems about mainly love, passion, unrequited love and heartbreak. I have a few funny poems and random poetry about life as well.
I hope to inspire people and let them know they aren’t alone in feeling the way they do. That hardships pass and people can grow, move on, and be happy.
Where did the title come from? Does it have a meaning?
The title comes from one of my poems called Dangerous Lips and Fleeting Heart.
It means basically that my heart is a fickle thing that flies away at the slightest fear.
What inspired you to publish your book and how did you go about it?
I’ve wanted to publish a book of poetry for a very long time. But every time I started to gather a group of poems I thought I wanted out in the world, I would second guess myself. Finally one day I tackled my fear of letting others read my writing, and I asked a friend who is a published author, if he would read a few of my poems. To my utter delight he loved the poems, and encouraged me to publish them. From there I researched Amazon and other ways of independently publishing my work. And the rest is history. :)
What is the process you take to write your poetry?
I wouldn’t say I have a process. Poetry usually comes to me as an unexpected burst of ideas. Now if I don’t have a notepad or something to catch my brains word explosion I may be in trouble. lol!
Do you have any advice for other poets wanting to share their words?
Just do it! No really, if you have reservations that’s normal. I think joining a group in your area or on facebook to start sharing your writing may be a great way to start. Whatever you do, keep on writing!
Thank you again for this interview I am really excited to talk to you about your work and to know more about your meaningful poetry!
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