And Now a Poetic Interview with Brittany Samantha Larson!

Brittany Samantha Larson is one of the most talented poets you will find: whether written or spoken word, her rhythm is seamless. I’ve had the privilege of hearing her read at open mics and it is an awesome experience as well. So, let’s get started with the interview.

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I’m 22 years old and a poet living in Seattle,WA. I am more than just a poet. I’m a spoken word artist.

 

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Brittany Larson. I am 22 years old. I enjoy hanging out in coffee shops and getting inspiration in any way I can.

When did you start writing poetry?

I wrote my first poem for myself in 8th grade. I had written poems before but they were always for school assignments.

Do you have a favorite poet/poem?

I really enjoy spoken word artist Andrea Gibson. I am also a spoken word poet.

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Does music inspire you?  What kind?

I normally listen to abstract Indie Rock. It really gets my creative juices flowing.

Do you write on the computer or in a notebook?

It’s a combination. It really depends on where I am and what I have available. I one time wrote a poem on a McDonald’s napkin because I had nothing else.

If you could write a poem anywhere, where would it be?

I would love to write a poem at some little Café in Italy. I think the sights would be beautiful.

What do you enjoy most about writing poetry?

I think it is the story that can be told in your work. You can provide a voice for those who don’t have one. You can evoke powerful emotions with nothing but words…that is pretty cool.

If you could hang out with any poet, who would it be?

Alive…again Andrea Gibson. I would love to write a poem. If he was still alive hanging out with Edgar Allen Poe would be so amazing. Possibly terrifying but really cool.

If you could physically fight a fellow poet, from any point in time, who would they be?

I think I could take Emily Dickinson J

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Have you read or performed poetry live at slams or open mic?

Multiple times. I love it.

Why does nothing rhyme with orange?

Because it’s orange. What other answer do you need?

Do you post your poetry online?

Yes, poetrysoup.com is where I post.

Do you put your writing into pictures to share on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook?

No. They are too long.

What is the most difficult poetry to write?  Are there any forms you dislike?

I am terrible at rhyming. I just find it hard. I am not a fan of sonnets. I find them boring.

Do you believe anyone can learn to write poetry?  Do you think anyone can enjoy reading it?

Yes, I think most people get too concerned and think that all poetry needs to rhyme. It seems like people think poems need to rhyme and they think they can’t write poems if they can’t rhyme. Reading poetry is alright but I prefer seeing it performed live.

Where do vanishing objects go? Remember to phrase your answer in the form of a riddle.

Why? That’s my riddle. :p

What project(s) are you currently working on, poetry or otherwise?

I am working on my NaNoWriMo novel. It’s a romance novel.

Would you like to share a poem with us today?

This is my most popular poem titled:

Hello, My Name Is…

Hello my name is…

Isn’t this party great?

Hello my name is…

Let’s get to know each other

Hello my name is…

Can I buy you a drink?

Hello my name is…

I think I like you

Hello my name is…

Let’s go somewhere we can be alone

Hello my name is…

That girl you won’t remember in the morning

Hello my name is…

I can show you a good time

Hello my name is…

At least until you get tired of me

Hello my name is…

Just keep you voice down

Hello my name is…

No one will ever know

Hello my name is…

I promise, they always promise.

Hello my name is…

I can never recover

Hello my name is…

You stole that chance away

Hello my name is…

Low self esteem

I feel like I have nothing else to take

So instead I just give

I’ve struggled for years

But I got tired of saying no

In a voice you never heard

Like I could be happy

Like I could forget the life stolen from me

Like I could pick up the pieces of my porcelain heart

And put it back together

Make it whole somehow

Like I could just forget what happened

Like I wouldn’t remember that night

It just doesn’t work that way

Now all my encounters start out as

Hello my name is…

I can’t even remember anymore

Hello my name is…

Whatever you want to call me Sir

Hello my name is…

No longer a way I can identify myself

Hello my name is Brittany Larson

Why don’t you tell me your name

Why don’t we get to know each other

Just remember my story is a long one

It all started with

Hello my name is…

And he never let me finish

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Bio

I’m 22 years old and a poet living in Seattle,WA. I am more than just a poet. I’m a spoken word artist. I am an avid reader as well. When I’m not reading or writing I’m usually doing other geeky things like watching Doctor Who, obsessing over Harry Potter or playing Magic, The Gathering. I also enjoy going outside when it’s nice out.

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Find more about Brittany Samantha Larson:

On PoetrySoup: poetrysoup.com

On Facebook: facebook.com/Brittany-Larson-Creative-Insanity

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