JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
The Greatest Poet Alive, author of The Confessional Heart of a Man
The Confessional Heart of a Man Heart of a Man is my debut book. It contains poetry of different styles and themes. The Confessional Heart of a Man is a book that will appeal to non lovers as well as lovers of poetry.From beginning to end,the reader will feel as though they are looking into the author’s life.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write The Confessional Heart of a Man?
The Greatest Poet Alive: While I was incarcerated, I had been writing poetry for other inmates. I just started to make a concentrated effort into a book, and I promised my father I would write a book. Poetry has always come natural to me, so I finally had time to do it.
JP: What sets The Confessional Heart of a Man apart from other poetry collections?
GPA: The Confessional Heart of a Man is without peer because it covers a wide array of subjects. Most poetry books focus on one theme, whereas The Confessional Heart of a Man touches everyone.There are friends of my eighteen-year-old daughter that love some of the poems in the book, as well as women and men, which is uncommon.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to The Confessional Heart of a Man getting out to the public?
GPA: I have employed guerrilla marketing and the use of the Internet. I believe that since this is my project, I should give it all my effort and energy. I have been relentless in promoting and selling it by using all means. Since it was self published, people look and see how you treat it and respond in kind.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? And how log did it take to write The Confessional Heart of a Man?
GPA: My writing process is: I write what I see or inspires me. Music is a big inspiration, as well as beautiful women. But words also hit my poetic mind and inspire me to add to them. It took me exactly thirty days in August to September of 2007 to write The Confessional Heart of a Man.
JP: What’s next for The Greatest Poet Alive?
GPA: The Greatest Poet Alive is performing at various venues in and around Chicago and preparing for the release of my next book,The Confessional Heart of Marc Livingston.
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