How did you choose your pen name (and what does your pen name mean)?
I really don't know how I came up with the name. I wasn't even trying it just came to me.but with writing the poetry I want the name to represent that what I write is coming from within. Many of the poems I write are kinda emotional.
Why (and how) did you begin writing poetry?
I began writing poetry when I was in college, as an outlet on how I was feeling. I never showed too many people my work because I didn't think it was good enough to present.
How long have you been writing?
I've been writing now off & on since 1992.
How do you get the ideas for your poetry?
I get many of my ideas from personal situations and observations of relationships of those who are close to me. Sometimes scenes from movies too.
How long does it typically take to write a poem?
If I'm flowing with the creative vibe, I can write about 4 or 5 within 2hrs. But sometimes I lose focus and draw a blank and can even complete 1, I'll get half way done then I just have to put it aside.
How do your poems reflect (or compare to) your real life experiences?
I would say that over half of the poems that I have sent to the KUMA site have been my real life experiences. From a hidden crush, to the excitement of a new romance, to the pain of a break up, to the club looking for a new love.
What poems (or creative projects) are you working on right now?
I'm working on a poem now about a female who was in an abusive relationship, I'm going to try my hand at writing a short story and I draw to so I was going to see about sketching something out. My hand is best at writing the poems though.
Have you published anywhere else? If yes, where?
Yes, online of course at the GayBlackFemale.com site. I'm trying to get a book of poems put together but nothing big time.
When can we look forward to reading something else by you on Kuma?
I'll be sending them in shortly, hopefully I can get then in within the next day or two.