Poet Q & A /
Jess C Scott
With Sunday Blogging doing well; I am planning to introduce a new section where I will post details of interviews and experience with various writers and Poets. Today I would like to introduce you to Jess C Scott. Jess is an author/artist/non-conformist who’s dedicated to writing original stories that are both meaningful and entertaining. Most of her work is fueled by an intense drive to inspire others to favor social/spiritual values over shallow values.
Her website is www.jessINK.com
Her books are available in Amazon and I very happily recommend her work to you all poetry lovers. Please find below a short interview with this ‘Haiku Queen’
Describe yourself in 5 words:
Person behind jessINK dot com
Share a short excerpt and blurb of your work (10-100 words):
Functions in Analysis
God made us a brain
To sustain the insane pain
Of testing its use.
Share an excerpt of your favorite poet’s work (10-100 words):
I have many favourites, but one that has always stood out is the Zen poet, Ryokan.
I like this one in particular.
Too Lazy to be Ambitious
Too lazy to be ambitious,
I let the world take care of itself.
Ten days’ worth of rice in my bag;
a bundle of twigs by the fireplace.
Why chatter about delusion and enlightenment?
Listening to the night rain on my roof,
I sit comfortably, with both legs stretched out.
Did reading a poem first spark the desire to write poetry, or was it an experience?:
I attended a creative writing workshop when I was nine or ten (which was how I was first introduced to the ‘haiku’ 5-7-5 syllable format). I was drawn to the format because it was both fun and challenging. I write short stories and novels at the moment, though I’ll always enjoy reading and writing poetry. It is a literary form which demands a high level of technical ability along with aesthetic appreciation!
What goal do you seek through your poetry?
Clarity of thought, precision, and transcendence.
Please share your #1 tip for poets/writers:
Keep reading and writing, and always be open to learning something new (that’d be my advice for anyone who wants to achieve something in life, not just poets/writers!).
Have a great day!
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