“Some of us always know our place in and out of time, where we belong and who we are. I’ve always considered myself an artist, a writer, a theatre person, a storyteller and eventually I found out I was, among all this, also a Poet. I have the poetic temperament. I’m a ceaseless romantic with bouts of moods and depression. I have always had a profound love for the dramatic arts, visual arts, Opera, theatre, the act of writing and the spoken or written word[s]. My reason(s) for writing poetry are a few. Firstly, I need something to obsess over to cope with existence and all its questions and mysteries. I am a passionate person; I use the mediums of poetry, writing and various forms of art, to channel my passions in a constructive way. The process of writing poetry as well as publication assists me in the process of exhibiting a sense of place or belonging in the world, also a sense of the sublime and reverence. It helps me to act out the experience of gratitude, to know and understand acceptance and the grace of suffering in every day living.”
– Sonia Di Placido (Poet)
From an interview with Spilt Ink Poetry
—Charles Banks Jr.