JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Mr. Enlightenment, author of Language Incites Gestures that Highlight Thoughts (L.I.G.H.T.)
My poetry book is about life. I touch on many different topics from the trials and tribulations of teachers to marriage.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Language Incites Gestures that Highlight Thoughts (L.I.G.H.T.)?
Mr. Enlightenment: I get my inspiration from everything around me. Often poems come to me from conversation and/or real life events.
JP: What sets Language Incites Gestures that Highlight Thoughts (L.I.G.H.T.) apart from other books in the same genre?
ME: My writing style is unique. I want everybody to understand what I’m saying. Because my poems come from every day life, I think people can relate to it easily.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to Language Incites Gestures that Highlight Thoughts (L.I.G.H.T.) getting out to the public?
ME: I think I am a people person. I’ve been working on relationships and through that I’ve been able to share my work with classmates and colleagues over the last couple years.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish Language Incites Gestures that Highlight Thoughts (L.I.G.H.T.)?
ME: I usually jot down ideas as they come to me. Sometimes, I can finish a poem all at once. Other times, I come back to them later. This collection has some older and newer material, so there was no real timetable for the poems.
JP: What’s next for Mr. Enlightenment?
ME: I want to continue to gain exposure through my Facebook and Twitter pages. I hope to travel around South Carolina performing at different venues.
Thanks for the chance to be heard. PASS THE LIGHT!