National Poetry Month Celebration 2015
Bio: Juwan Blocker is a Democrat, student leader, community organizer, advocate, and activist fighting to ensure that the student voice is heard!
1. Where do draw your Inspration from to write poetry ?
I draw my inspiration from just about any and everything. I draw inspiration from my day, people, surroundings, feelings, events and the list goes on. Poetry is important because it is a form of creative self-expression. Poetry is an outlet to let the world know who you are, what you’re all about, and what you stand for. It’s also a form of therapy and has the ability to help others. The most important tool for a poet is his/her soul. So much goes into creating a poem and a poet pours so much of their soul into their work.
2. What advice do you have for someone threatened by poetry ?
Two pieces of advice that I have for those who want to be poets is to go for and have fun! You don’t need anyone else’s approval to speak your truth. My second piece of advice is not to take your creative gift for granted. Your words have the ability to help others but it can also hurt others.
3. What is an interesting fact about you?
An interesting fact about me is that poetry has opened many doors for me. One of those doors happened to be politics. In fact I am an official candidate for The Student Member of The Board of Prince George’s County Public School’s.
4. Where are you from/ Where do you live?
I live in Landover Hills MD.
5. Who is your favorite poet?
My favorite poet is a split between Neville Adams and Clinton Smith.
A Poet in Action
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