HP Poet: Thomas W. Case
Question 1: We are very happy to have you participate, Thomas. So how long have you been writing poetry, and how long have you been a member of Hello Poetry?
Thomas W. Case: “I've been writing poetry since I was 16, and I've been a member of hello poetry for 3 years.”
Question 2: What inspires you? (In other words, how does poetry happen for you).
Thomas W. Case: “The things that inspire me to write are life: the good, the bad, the ugly. Emotion inspires me to write. Poems come to me in many different ways. Sometimes in pictures, sometimes a word will pop into my head and I will write around it. And sometimes a situation in my life will transpire and I will write to process it.”
Question 3: What does poetry mean to you?
Thomas W. Case: “Poetry is cathartic for me. It's a lifesaver, it gives me a unique perspective on the world, it helps me to make sense of life. Poetry is my highway through the madness.”
Question 4: Who are your favorite poets?
Thomas W. Case: “Charles Bukowski, Pablo Neruda, Dylan Thomas, and W.B. Yeats.”
Question 5: What other interests do you have?
Thomas W. Case: “Writing short stories, reading, and spending time with my kids.”
Mr. Timetable: “Thank you so much, Thomas! We really appreciate your willingness to be the first one to be spotlighted.”
Thomas W. Case: “Thank you, man. I look forward to seeing the post and how it turns out.”
And thank you everyone here at HP for taking the time to read this. We hope you enjoyed getting to know Thomas a little bit better.
– Carlo C. Gomez (aka Mr. Timetable)
We will post Spotlight #2 in April!