Through my eyes: The words of a common poet

Through my eyes: The words of a common poet

by Michael Powell


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"Through my eyes" is an anthology of poems written by Michael Powell regarding his views on love, live, death, God, and the experiences of growing up black in America. "Through my eyes" offers the insight and words of a person who has experienced love, hate, loss, pain, happiness, discrimination, depression and joy. The poems are thoughtful, and insightful but gritty and edgy. The descriptiveness of the poems allows the reader to feel the pain and sadness, to smell the fears and depression, to experience the happiness and joy and to understand the anger and conflict. The poems are written with vision, hope and pride with a simplicity, yet unique feel to them. The feeling is real and heartfelt. "Through my eyes" describes the feelings that many readers will relate to and understand and also provide insight to others on the experiences of being a working class black man in America. "Through my eyes" is about the views of a man who has something to say to each and every reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540393456
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/18/2017
Pages: 46
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Michael Powell was born in Houston, Texas, the youngest of five children born to Joseph and Julia Powell. A bright student, he excelled at school and was accepted in the Vanguard program at Jesse H Jones high school, where he graduated with honors. After graduation, Powell attended the University of Houston and after several setbacks, he eventually earned a Bachelor's of Arts in Public Relations and Marketing. Powell went on to hold a variety of jobs, from correctional officer to bank customer representative, which helped him to develop a unique insight to the world around him. In the 1990's, Powell returned to his hometown after two years in Oklahoma, Powell began to rededicate himself to his writing. Powell's first published work was "I'm Black and I'm Proud" as a part of the Perspectives poetry anthology, which garnered him a Presidential Award for Literary Excellence in 1994. Powell followed this up with works in two more anthologies, Voices of the New Century, and Treasured Poems of America. Not satisfied with this, Powell began to accumulate original works with the plan of publishing a compilation of his own works. Unfortunately time and other commitments prevented Powell from proceeded with his first solo publication until now.

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