Today, I interview another great writer on Vocal, he’s a poet, and he most definitely knows it. He’s a writer of rhymes, and his poems ring true. Some call him Lou! Let us give a warm welcome to HandsomelouiiThePoet, A.K.A. Lonzo Ward!
He’s been a big part of the vocal community with his great poems!
Alex H. Mittelman: What’s your favorite kind of poetry to write?
HandsomeLouiiThePoet: Free verse poetry is my favorite, because I consider myself to be a free spirit ♥️🦋📝
I love music so much 🎶my poetry is my music…
A.H.M What inspires you to write your poetry?
H.L. Life, and everyday situations inspire me to write poetry, also I am a big art freak, and that's my favorite thing about poetry is the art it creates and the art that is taken away from it…
A.H.M. Are there any famous poets you like to read? Or that you find inspirational? Like Edgar Allen Poe, Oscar Wild or Maya Angelou?
H.L. Edgar Allen Poe was one of the first poets I learned about♥️💯✌️😉I like his work, but I try to focus on myself as a poet because I don't want other people showing up inside my work so I am my favorite poet. I have learned that when people like someone's work they resemble it inside there own work, even if they don't notice- so I stay focused on the poetry of my life and from my perspectives…
A.H.M. Is there anything you like to read on Vocal?
H.L. I like to read about food and animals, and actually, I read a little bit from all of the communities on Vocal. Honestly I can say that I am a fan of all the creators on the platform mostly because I’m just always thinking of a way to support everyone, so sometimes I take a moment out the day just to find creators to show love ❤️
A.H.M. How would you define your writing style? Is there one piece you wrote that you like the best? Why?
H.L. Honestly, in the most humble way, it is hard to pick a favorite… I write so much and my style bends a speck, and I fall in love with the next piece that I write 📝 every time-♥️💯👍
My writing style is Basically Free…
A.H.M. What’s been the most challenging thing for you to write and why?
H.L. The most challenging thing to write about, I would say is myself…
I'm not only a bit shy, but I am very private. Most of my poetry Is stories about other people, and some are stories about me… Some are just for whoever can relate ♥️👍I can tell stories about anything, so I use the sentiments of others…
Okay, the second most challenging thing to write about is the challenges I try to participate in, because I am such a free spirit that it feels like putting myself inside a box 📦 when I have to write for a challenge entry, so it's hard because I never try to make anyone like my stuff, and that's what it feels like whenever I do a challenge piece, so I won't do them often because I like my freedom when it comes to writing 📝 ♥️
A.H.M. What is your most important piece of advice to other writers?
H.L. My advice for other writers would be: Never hold back ⬅️ 📝Write when you're sad, write when you are happy, write when you are scared, write when you feel silly, write when you are nervous, because whatever you write somebody is gonna love it♥️💯✌️and someone may need your message 💬
A.H.M. What do you want people to learn from your work?
H.L. Okay so back to your other question, I noticed that I skipped over one-
I want people to take from my writing 📝 a feeling of bravery-
It takes guts to live in this world and to share intimate pieces of yourself. So when in doubt, just do it anyway…
I learned that writing was therapy through my writing- I noticed how certain things I've written about were actually manifestations and I haven't witnessed those things furthermore, I feel renewed♥️💯😉👌
So if anyone learns something from my writing 📝 I hope that it is freedom that you take with you!
A.H.M. Can you tell me what your writing process looks like? Tell me how you get your ideas, when you start writing, what your mood and thought process is, etc.
H.L. Sometimes I just write because I am bored… but most of the time I'm inspired by everything, so I consider myself an inspiration whore- when it comes to being inspired, I mean literally I could walk inside a store and see a bag of chips and I'll be like 😍 Im going to write about these chips… lol 😆 When I'm outside it is worst because I could overhear a conversation and get enlightened, sometimes it's hard to finish a movie 🎬 and my friends are like why did you want to watch this? 👀You missed the whole thing- so yeah sometimes being an inspiration whore sucks- because I always have my notepad opened on my phone 📱
A.H.M. What’s one thing you love about writing?
H.L. One thing I love about writing is creativity, I can instantly think of something and write anything about it and that is the magic ✨ of writing 📝
A.H.M. What something you hate about writing?
H.L. One thing I dislike about writing is punctuation marks, I know that you need them but sometimes I'm lost in the writing 📝 and I forget where they should be placed lol 😂but soon I'll have a personal editor.
A.H.M. How long has writing been a passion of yours?
Writing has stood as a passion of mine since the beginning of the century 💯 lol 😆 Actually It started when I was in The 4th grade… I wrote about this in one of my stories for a Vocal Challenge recently…
A.H.M. What do you like to do for fun?
H.L. Writing is one of the things that I consider fun, also dancing and singing really loud to music 🎤 lol 😆 This summer I went to the skating rink, To learn how to skate and it was fun so I am deeming more…
A.H.M. Thank you for letting me interview you!
H.L. Thank you for reaching out and asking for this interview. I'm always nervous, when being interviewed and asked about my work, but hey, I did it anyway, so I am proud of myself for being able to push forward even with fear…
All my life I have dealt with this slightly shy 😊 faze…
I always say to myself “How could you be a writer and shy? lol 😆 but here I am imperfect me📝Writing about everything!
Link to profile: https://vocal.media/authors/handsomelouii-the-poet-lonzo-ward
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I love writing and just finished my first novel. Writing since I was nine. I’m on the autism spectrum but that doesn’t stop me! If you like my stories, click the heart, leave a comment. Link to book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CQZVM6WJ
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