This week I caught up with Jeremiah Davis, a poet and writer who creates innovative pieces based on his own personal experience.
Tell me about how you came to define your writing style.
I came to define my writing style during a time I was really fighting and battling with mental illness. I was very quiet about it; I wrote many dark things that I feel didn’t deserve the light. I later discovered I could channel the dark things into beautiful and brights sources of encouragement and inspiration.
What is your career background and how did you get into writing full time?
I knew at an early age when I had a problem with nerves and feeling ashamed. I knew then that writing poetry was the direct voice for me I speak very poetic and I know I want someone to be inspired the way I wish I were so that’s when I took on writing full time to see if it’s possible to inspire at least one person every day.
Please tell me about the your books. What defines your writing style?
I am not very proud of the style of my books but they speak about struggle and pain. The need to redeem, the desire to yearn for more, and an endless hunger to inspire. Writing about struggles defines my writing style.
Are there any particular mediums or narrative troupes you like to use in your writing and why?
I think about how I can turn the most negative experiences into positivity. I do this because as humans we easily dwell and harp, but when one shows resilience that’s what gets a nation inspired.
What do you enjoy reading and how does this influence your writing?
I enjoy reading personal, very personal stories. They help me dig deep into things I feel are useless, and rise to the occasion of overcoming.
If you could collaborate with anyone, living or dead, on a writing project, who would it be and why?
I would love to collaborate with Martin Luther King. I’m a huge believer in energy and I feel I could channel his stories and save our engulfed with raged world we live in. I feel he stood for more human equality rather than racial equality.
Have you got any exciting new plans or projects coming up that you’d like to share with me?
Yes I am working on my third collection of poetry.
Anything you’d like to add?
Thank you for this opportunity.
Many thanks for taking the time to answer, it has been great hearing your thoughts. You can find out more about Jeremiah and his work HERE.