#Poetry Fragment Blog Tour #Poem

 

Blurb:
LIFE; FEEL IT,
SEE IT, TASTE IT
AND KNOW IT
LET THE MUSIC OF
POETRY BEGIN
AND WALK WITH ME
THROUGH THE PAGES OF FRAGMENTS
 
FRAGMENTS SPEAKS
LIFE, THE SWEETER SOFTER, PEACEFUL SIDE THAT HAS SO MUCH PASSION AND LOVE FOR
LIFE.
 
AND
 
FRAGMENTS SPEAKS
OF THE ANGER, HATRED, JUDGEMENT, LACK OF LOVE, AND COMPASSION SEEKING LIFE WITHIN
SOCIETY….
 
THIS IS THE
PIECES OF FRAGMENTS OF SOCIAL ATTITUDE AT ITS BEST AND WORST


 

Excerpt 1:
 I choose America,
to live in this land
That was built on personal choice,
to live under a Constitution,
Of Liberty & Justice & Freedom
for ALL…
I have witness society corrupt…
Liberty & Justice & Freedom
Respect MY privacy,
as I choose not to walk
With what some call
SOCIETY!!
Some say that mine’s all wrong,
That I must live by their rules,
And not my own…
Liberty & Justice & Freedom
Social Graces,
is the simple fact,
That society can kiss my ass!!


 

Excerpt 2:
Shaking the feeling of
the day’s end, only to find a weary line of poetry. Lines break off and trails
end no-where to be found. Only me and the screen with no words to play, just
struggle to express one’s words of thought. Jumping up, running from the
screen, too scared to write what it all means. Lines break off and trails end
no-where to be found. Writer’s block is the enemy when one wants to express,
between hand and screen nothing more exists. The world continues to spin, my
hands continue to type senseless words, that no-one will read. The weary line
of poetry is my only friend, I can speak of secrets and taunting games of
words, but the screen protects. While the line breaks off and the trails end
no-where to be found….
only one, the screen


 

Bio:
Jeniann Bowers was
born in Whitefish, Montana in 1972. She was raised in Eureka, Montana most of
her younger years. She was the youngest of four children and is the only
surviving girl. Jeniann attended Rexford Elementary School her kindergarten
year and the following year she transferred to Eureka Elementary School where
she graduated from the eighth grade in 1987. She attended Lincoln County High
School until her junior year when she moved from Eureka to Medford, Oregon with
her mother and stepfather. Her mother passed away in January 1991, and Jeniann
soon got married and started a family. She was married for 21 years and had
five children. She lost a daughter to SIDS in March 1994. Jeniann has recently
become divorced and is raising her two boys with her daughter’s help. Jeniann’s
youngest son suffers from Autism. J. also suffers from her own disabilities of
Fibromyalgia, physical chronic pain, neuropathy, chronic depression and anxiety.

 

Jeniann attended college at Capella University throughout most of her
writing career. She made both the President’s and Dean’s list for outstanding
academic achievements.

Jeniann is published poetess. Her books have been in the top ten
bestselling list on Amazon in the past and her current ratings stand at 4.5.
She has published the following books: Expressions on Life Book One,
Expressions and Letters, Phraseology and Letters, Collection of 25 Days of
Christmas Poetry, Poems, Dreams & More, Poetry Is…???, Poetry: The
Lighter Side of Silliness,
The Sound of Nature: Collected Poems &
Other Writings
and soon to be released Fragments, and the re-release of
Expressions, and Phraseology of Love, 25 Days of Christmas Poetry.

Jeniann is the owner of Poetry is…which is a blogging business
of her own personal poetry, teachings of poetry, journals and other writings.
Jeniann is a firm advocate for poetry publishing and writing poetr
y.


 

Author Interview: Fragments
What inspires you to write poetry?
Several things inspire me to write
poetry. Nature plays a large role in most of my poetry. I was raised in the
mountains in Montana and nature was all around me. Different poets inspire me
as well, especially Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson’s poetry. Music inspires
me when I am really sincerely in touch with my emotions. To me, inspiration is
all around me, I just stay in tuned with my surroundings and how it makes me
feel.
What is a measure of success as a
poet?
The measure of success as a poet is
just writing the poem. I don’t measure my success by my readers or by how many
books I sell. I measure my success on each poem I write, how I put the poem
together and how the poem makes me feel as a poet.
Who are some of your favorite poets?
Robert Frost is my all-time
favorite, with poems such as, “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” “Birches,” “Mending
Wall,” “Fire and Ice,” Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Robert’s word
play is what inspires me the most and his thought process of his poetry is unbelievably
amazing.
Emily Dickinson is my hero, she just
wrote poetry and never worried about society likes or dislikes of her work. Her
poems depict this in each one, she wrote from the heart and soul of her
emotions.
Maya Angelou, I look at her as a
teacher in the modern world of poetry. I study her poetry a lot and learn a lot
from her poems and how she displays her emotions through her poetry.  
What advice do you have for aspiring
poets?
My advice to anyone who writes or wants
to write is keep practicing. The more you write the better you will become and
easier the writing process and word play becomes.  
Do the Internet and social media
contribute to the well-being of poetry?
I have mixed feelings about social
media and poetry. Yes, the Internet and social media opens up the door and has
helped bring poetry to new audiences, however, I am choosy about what platforms
I use to promote my own poetry.
What do most well-written poems have
in common?
The specialty and structure.
What book are you reading right now?
I am always reading more than just one book, there can never be just one. The
Poet’s Corner by John Lithgow and Ponderings by Michele Ward


 

What does “being creative” mean to
you?
Being creative to me means that I
can express myself in a new way in which I have never done before. Being
creative means to create a formation of words into a written piece of work that
sheds the specialty of the written word.  
What kind of creative patterns,
routines or rituals do you have?
I use many different creative
patterns. In my Top Ten, I speak about word play and what I call the “Word
Theater;” which is my writer’s notebook that I keep my creative patterns such
as word banks of words that go together or rhyme together.
As for routines, I have to take a
few moments and meditate, go for a walk or journal to get into the motion of creativity.
My biggest ritual of writing is
having my time and my coffee to write.
Which creative medium would you love
to pursue but haven’t yet?
I would love to learn more about
songwriting. I have always had a love and interest for lyrics and for music.
What’s the biggest mistake you’ve
made as a writer?
Trust! When I first started out I
trusted everyone! I was wrong there, I found myself swallowed up by a group of
writers that only cared about themselves and their work   I thought if I helped them promote their
work, they in return would help me. I have learned more about why I call myself
a poet and why I write from this experience. I recluse myself more and only
depend on a small handful of friends for support.
If you had to convince a friend or
colleague to read this book, what might you tell them?
First, I would tell them that poetry
can save your life and then I would ask them their thoughts about life. After
the answer I would tell them exactly what the beginning of my book says “LIFE; FEEL
IT, SEE IT, TASTE IT AND KNOW IT~ LET THE MUSIC OF POETRY BEGIN AND WALK WITH
ME THROUGH THE PAGES OF FRAGMENTS.”
Where does this book fit into your
career as a writer?
This book is far from being a milestone
in my career as a poet. This book stands out from my usual routine of writing
about broken hearts, love and grief. I am very excited and happy with this
book.
What influenced this book?
Life influenced this book. Being in
touch with my surroundings.


 

Tell me about your book.
Fragments has three sections to it,
Fragments of Peace, Fragments of Social Attitude, and Fragments of Love. Fragments
of Peace speaks the softer sweeter side, peaceful side of life and my social
attitude towards it. Fragments of Social Attitude speaks of anger, hatred,
judgment, lack of love and the compassion seeking life within society.
Fragments of Love speaks about the truth I see in love and my feelings about
love at this moment in my life as a whole.
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