Hi I'm Carl. I'm from England. I can't remember a time when I did not write. I went to school and had the most amazing teacher an American called Martin Foxwell. He taught me so much. The greatest lesson he taught me was that no text book can tell you about emotion. I went to college and again had the most amazing teacher a lady called Katie Machin. She taught me all about "Personification" and how giving things an identity can open a complety new avenue of posibilities. So whenever I do a poetry night I will always name check those amazing individuals whose time and paitence brought me to where i am today. I owe them so much.
There are three strands that hold my poetry together.
1 Cities, Towns and Nations - I write for these because they are part of me. Wheather it be England,America Israel I write about these because I have to. A lot of personification goes in to my work on these check out "Shape A Nation"
2 Children - I write about Children because I believe They are the Keys to the Cities Towns and Nations. I was once told that for a culture to change only 6% of the people have to change. Imgaine if you will A child who wants to go to school because he wants to go to school. Imagine a family sitting round the meal table finding out about everyones day. Brilliant. I honesty believe that if we get the kids we will get the parents . If we get the parents then the culture changes. I know that I can't change a Nation or a City but I can change my little group of friends and I may not see a culture change in my lifetime But i will die trying to change the culture.
3 America. - I love her. " her" yes because she is female. I can't really explain What it is with her and me. Check out "A Nations Weight" The best way I can probably describe it is America is like your teenage daughter. You love her with a passion but you hate some of the things she does. I value her and respect her and I will defend her as long as the day exisits.
Aside from poetry don't do much
Influences U2 Tori Amos Indigo Girls Bruce Springsteen Harlan Coben and a whole stack of people to many to name.
While you are here check out some of the amazing brilliant poetry by other writers
LiLi - amazing and currently STL'S Poet of the Year
JustJen2U - Brilliant writer and amazing poems
Cat o nine - Devil In the Details is one of the most amazing stories you will ever read.
Keena - awesome
And again to many to name
Thank you for reading this remeber "Poetry Is Life".
If you go through that door that will take you into my world of words