We have had the pleasure of collaborating with world famous poet – Mark Anthony.
His work is easily recognisable as some of the most romantic modern poetry of the 21st Century & often shared across social media platforms such as Instagram & Facebook. He also has a number of best-selling books which are incredibly.
Tell us a little about your early career. Did you study Creative Writing at University or College etc?
I started writing poetry when I became a high school English teacher and wrote along with my students. I did study poetry in college, but not love poetry.
Did you always know it was poetry you wanted to focus on?
I didn't know I wanted to write poetry until I had to teach how to write it.
Your work is widely regarded as “romantic” – would you describe yourself as romantic?
I would describe myself as a romantic realist; that is to say, I appreciate romantic sentiment, but at the same time I understand that relationships take work and patience.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I draw inspiration from my wife of many years who I love and adore, as well as other works of literature.
Do you have a specific method for how you write?
Sometimes the writing will just come from pure inspiration of the kind you see in the movies, but many times I need to find inspiration from books and other poets.
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