JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
France Springs, author of A Period of Introspection
A Period of Introspection deals with a variety of human emotions. These poems capture the essence of life so that the reader can see the unusual in what may be considered ordinary.
France Springs understands the cosmic implications and the universality of happiness and sadness, laughter and tears. His poems muse on the variety of human experience. Recommended for its sentiment and delicate feeling, meditative depth, and poetic craftsmanship.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write A Period of Introspection?
France Springs: What sets A Period of Introspection apart from other poetry collections is that it is my personal feelings and expressions of experiences that have actually happened to me, things that I have gone through in my life.
I’ve had publishers describe my work as “finding the unusual in the ordinary”. That’s just my creative writing, and I like that description. I like to be original, and I like to be inspirational.
JP: What sets A Period of Introspection apart from other books in the same genre?
FS: Learning of my talent of poetry in high school, the poets that influenced me were William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe and Virgina Woolf. I never have believed that there is a certain way, or a right way, one should write poetry. I feel it’s just the art of expressing oneself and being able to do that well.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to A Period of Introspection getting out to the public?
FS: It is a wonderful feeling that my writings have positively impacted someone’s life. Being emotional humans that we are, and being able to identify with those periods of refection through the happy and sad times of our lives.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish A Period of Introspection?
FS: Aspiring poets, keep your pen and paper handy, or what ever technology you use so that whenever you get inspired you are ready to write and you won’t forget! Don’t get caught up with time frames, things happen when they are supposed to. Most of all, believe in yourself!
JP: What’s next for France Springs?
FS: I am a constant writer, and I love to bring all those feelings on the inside of myself out onto paper! My mom wants me to write another book of poetry of love poems, which I will do at some point. I am also working on more of a novel for my next book.
Thank you, Joey!