National Poetry Month Feature 2015
Bio: Honcho Wolfgang Von Mars began his journey as a youth in San Antonio, Texas. Having a strong desire to join the music scene, he combined forces with his brother Michael Gonzales and they formed Kin of Cain, a local rap group. From there, he felt like his future was laid out before him. Searching for his voice, he found it in writing poetry.
Writing for 3 years now, Honcho believes poetry is a way to release built up emotions, which is why he founded Writers of the Storm, an online community of thousands of poets around the world. Currently, he is in the process of writing a poetry book. While he’s against promoting evil and hate, his main desire is to lighten up the darkness of the world with love and positive thoughts.
1. Where do you draw your inspiration from to write poetry?
I draw my inspiration from life taking in the beauty that surrounds me daily. I enjoy just taking time out of the day to to lose myself in the moment. Loving life while I am still here never wasting a minute.
2. What advice do you have for someone that is threatened by poetry?
There is no right in wrong in poetry when speaking from the heart.
3. What is an interesting fact about you?
I tell people I play the Banjo well the truth is i don't. It was just something that sounded funny.
4. Where are you from/Where do you live?
I am from San Antonio, Texas born and raised.
5. Who is your favorite poet?
My favorite poet would have to be Kahlil Gilbran. When I began this journey into poetry I came across his work and it really spoke to me and opened my eyes to the beauty of words and the beauty of life.
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