Are you a fan of poetry, or perhaps, someone who hopes to become a poet, or even a writer of some sort? Well, my friend and poet, Tomas Q. Morin is featured as a guest blogger all this week at Best American Poetry.
Tomas recently published his first collection of poetry, A Larger Country, which was the winner of the 2012 APR/Honickman First Book Prize. So, yeah, he’s the real deal, plus he’s a pretty awesome dude.
He’s already got his first couple of posts up, I Be Monsters and Workshop Days, which provide us a look into his early days of writing. And I thought I was the king of self-criticism.
Some of these poems, in spite of how poorly made they were, brought my mother to tears when she read them because there we were, our family, our struggles, on a piece of paper. It was a record, albeit a weak one, that we had lived and suffered and were still here.
Check him out, and don’t forget to buy his collection, A Larger Country, at your favorite bookstore.