I had some random thoughts today and the one that stayed with me most is how there are so many descriptive words. These words let us know more about our direct interests, subjects, topics, etc. For example, if everyone who picked up a pencil, pen, or keyboard was considered an author then would there be a need to publish anything? Is publishing only reserved for those who think they have something of interest to say? What (or who) is it that determines an “Author.” Is an Author someone who can organize and make sense out of extemporaneous scribble? What are your thoughts?
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I am a poet with an interest in topics that include themes of unity, sensitivity and equality, in addition to the study of women writers of the postmodern era and the experimental genre of contemporary poetry. As a starting point for the focus of my poetry, I am working through interpreting personal observations of the homeless situation in Detroit. In my community and surrounding areas, I have witnessed and experienced discriminatory practices that resulted in senseless divisions in the work place, schools, communities and neighborhoods with increasing numbers of homeless people. Exposure to these real life situations made me question the amount of attention that local governments give to matters of equality, sensitivity and homelessness. I am concerned that there aren’t enough voices in local leadership such as block clubs and community organizations, that encourage passive citizens to become engaged. In the tradition of political activism, I am working through ways to deliver these messages. At this point of development in my poetic practice, I use compression, the tension of the line, and the sounds of language to stress social acceptance and cultural sensitivities. View all posts by T.Dwella