National Poetry Month Celebration
The bulk of his current work is concentrated on love and Gogo; two things the DMV (D.C, Maryland, and Virginia tri-state) is all about. To learn more about “Cholo,” please visit www.CholoWrites.com.
1. Where do you draw your inspiration from to write poetry?
Poetry is all around us, like now, as I answer this question a window is right in front of me. The image of the window and the connotation of possibility is poetry. Poetry is paying attention, so I draw on my awareness as inspiration.
2. What advice do you have for someone that is threatened by poetry?
Threatened is an interesting word. That person should wield poetry as a sword to fight against or with whatever is at stake. There is power in poetry that performs as muscles do: use it more and more for more strength.
3. What is an interesting fact about you?
I am a wavering pescetarian. Meaning, I try hard to eat right but I am only human and chicken & mumbo sauce has always been good to me.
4. Where are you from/Where do you live?
Good ol' P.G County in Maryland is where I'm from and reside.
5. Who is your favorite poet?
I love poems and don't really have a favorite poet. I guess my favorite poet is my sister who unknowingly helped me discover the power of poetry with her poem "Add'em up" if it weren't for her I wouldn't be a writer. However, some poets I find highly creative are Dwayne Betts, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Bro. Yao, Langston Hughes, and the late Gil Scott-Heron.