Southern Creatives Interview – Poet, John Davis, Jr. @poetjohndavisjr

Melinda McGuire recently ran this interview in her “Southern Creatives” section. Thanks Melinda!

melindamcguirewrites

In honor of National Poetry Month (you are celebrating, aren’t you?), it is my pleasure to have John Davis, Jr. as my guest on Southern Creatives.

Would you classify yourself as a Southern poet? Why or why not?

I would classify myself as a Southern poet, largely because so much of my poetry comes from or is influenced by The South. Also, much of my work has been carried by publications in the southeast (Deep South magazine, Real South magazine, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, etc.). The images, idioms, and allusions in my poetry could also be considered Southern in many cases, though many are universal.

What is your process of writing a poem?

This depends on the inspiration. If I have a first line that strikes me, I start there and begin to explore it through a first draft. However, if a new comparison or analogy comes…

View original post 537 more words

One thought on “Southern Creatives Interview – Poet, John Davis, Jr. @poetjohndavisjr

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s