Christopher C. Garrett on the site today. His wonderful work will be in fēlan issue 1!
Please tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Chris Garrett. I’m from the State of Georgia. I started writing at an early age. As a teen I got involved with music and began writing songs and poetry that were inspired by my local music scene. Today I am a self-published author with a wonderful family by my side.
When you create, what inspires you?
My inspiration from comes emotional events or situations. When I feel the need to use my voice I speak through an ink pen and paper.
Tell us about the specific inspiration behind one or each of your accepted pieces.
“Independate Symphonics” was a poem I wrote when I was 16 and completely in love. We had a moment at a 4th of July celebration at the local lake. It was a cooler night than usual and everything at the time just felt right.
What is your medium of choice? Why?
My medium was a notebook I used to write and store poetry and stories in at one time and now it’s my phone because I never get a chance to sit and write.
How did you first discover your love for writing?
I was in 5th grade and realized I enjoyed creative writing. I would wright a themed poem and my teacher loved it so much she would share it with the other classes. I liked that feeling.
What advice would you give to an aspiring poet?
Never give up on your goals and purpose of writing. Its ok to take breaks and figure what to do next.
If you weren’t writingabout love, what would be your topic of choice?
Probably writing about heartbreak. Its just as powerful as falling in love.
fēlan is old English for feel. What makes you feel love?
That rare and occasional connection you have with someone. Whether it’s a boyfriend, girlfriend, family member or complete stranger.