Interlude to Sentimental Me by Michael B. Judkins
A collection of emotionally driven poetry that covers the story of pain, tribulations, happiness, self-esteem and self discovery through love and heartache. The Interlude will take readers on a journey of determination and imagery, which leads to the formation of short stories and performance poetry.
Sentimental Me! Volume 1 by Michael B. Judkins
Sentimental Me – displays his ability to wrest good from bad, to display the courage to dig deep within himself to help others. Through an inspired melding of his unique voice and inspiring photographic images of nature, Michael provides the reader with a unique perspective of the human condition, inspiring others to follow their own creative paths without boundaries.
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The reason I dedicated to write poetry by Michael B. Judkins
I started to write poetry at the tender age of 15 years old in high school. I was sitting in my global studies class completing a quiz. As my mind started to drift, the pen didn’t stop. I wrote my first poem on the back of my quiz. When I submitted my quiz to my history teacher, she noticed the poem on the back of the quiz, and responded, “You have a talent for expressing words and thoughts. “ She continued, “Keep writing and growing in your art.” So, throughout the years, I continued to writer random poems about love, heartache, friendships and emotional pains which contributed to my love of writing poetry.
As a college freshman, studying journalism at SUNY Morrisville in Morrisville, New York, I focused my learning on how to craft poetry, and how to properly format poetry in contemporary style. I read several pieces from Greek poets, American poets, and African- American poets which assisted my creative style and nurtured my ability in writing great poetry for my generation of readers. Today, I’m still a student of how to writer appealing and great poetry that translates the English work into a work of art. So, the reason I dedicated to write poetry came from my history teacher responds to my first writer poem and the journey of my life which drives my creative flow to create a wonderful piece of art that can be shared to the world.
About the Author
Michael Barry Judkins was born in the Bronx, New York, along with his four brothers and sisters. Michael’s childhood memories, although bittersweet, provided a rich foundation for him to draw upon later in life as an accomplished author.
Delightful memories of trips to the zoo or picking apples with his mother contrast greatly to daily reminders of what any hard-working family must battle in building a life in an urban setting. Domestic violence. Drugs. Gangs. All play their part in shaping a person – whether for good or bad is often an individual’s choice.
After spending years immersed in typical, reactive adolescent behaviors like skipping school, smoking and drinking, Michael began experimenting with other alternatives to developing new relationships and helping resolve social issues. As he took these first, proactive steps to be part of the solution, and not the problem, the germ of the idea for his first book – Sentimental Me – was born.
Graduating from high school a year early, and after a foray into the music business, Michael completed a BS degree in Human Services and MS in Mental Health Counseling. A daydreamer for as long as he can remember, Michael’s inability to forge a relationship with his beloved father before he passed when Michael was only two years old still haunts him today. His mother’s cherished memories of his father’s spirit and honored Armed Forces service, while providing some solace, also serve to make Michael wonder what might have been, if only…
Today, with several poetry collections and short stories in the works, Michael’s first release – Sentimental Me – displays his ability to wrest good from bad, to display the courage to dig deep within himself to help others. Through an inspired melding of his unique voice and inspiring photographic images of nature, Michael provides the reader with a unique perspective of the human condition, inspiring others to follow their own creative paths without boundaries.
Michael now resides in Allentown, P.A., and welcomes all readers to feel free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your reaction to his work, or learn more about upcoming releases.
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