February Poet of the month
Adam Levon Brown is a published author, poet, amateur photographer, and cat lover. His writing will transport you to another space where you won’t want to leave.
Adam Levon Brown burst through the door of contemporary poetry in early 2015 after being diagnosed with Schizoaffective disorder. He used writing as a tool for catharsis and eventually started submitting his poems to journals and magazines. Now an established poet with dozens of publications, a fiction novella, and two full collections of poetry out, he plans to take the poetry world by storm.
Get to Know Adam
Why is Poetry Important?
Poetry is important because it opens a dialogue between individuals that might normally not talk to each other. Poetry, and language in general, is a unifier.
What prompted you to begin writing poetry?
I started writing poetry in August of 2014 after being diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder. I began writing as a way of finding catharsis and connecting with people.
How does a poem begin for you, with an idea, a form, or an image?
A poem begins with either all three or one of them. Normally, it’s a phrase I come up with in my mind. I’ll think, “Yeah, that sounds poetic…I can work with that.” Memories also come into play when writing poetry. I am able to channel complex emotions into my poetry through reminiscing.
What conditions help you with your writing process?
I usually write in a quiet room or mostly quiet with low volume music playing. I like to be alone when I write, but it doesn’t hamper me if there are people around. I usually keep it dimly lit when I write.
Where do you Write?
I write in my small room when I’m at home.
What is the relationship between your speaking voice and your written voice?
I often talk to myself aloud and weave words with my voice before writing them down. More recently I’ve been writing pieces that are meant to be read and heard by the ear.
What makes a poem, “good?”
“Good” poem consists of three ingredients.
- Proper grammar, spelling
- Emotionally grabbing
- Stylistically diverse
Adam’s Favorite Poem
I exist in the shadows
of an empty stomach
and broken dreams
I strive for the stars
while sitting amongst
the windswept clouds
I stare in the direction
of the soliloquy sun
while biding my time
I jump at the opportunity
to share a piece of myself
in the bleak December rains
I live for the unexpected
and the train-songs sung
by the unknown poet.
© Adam Levon Brown
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Adam Levon Brown is a published author, poet, amateur photographer, and cat lover. He identifies as queer. He is also neurodivergent. He is owner of Madness Muse Press; a micro-press that publishes dark poetry, editor of Madness Muse Magazine, and a book reviewer for Five 2 One Magazine. He has over 130 poems published in 11 countries. He has been published in venues such as Burningword Literary Journal, Corvus Review, and Yellow Chair Review. Adam can be contacted via his website at www.AdamLevonBrown.org where he offers free poetry resources. Also see his magazine at www.MadnessmuseMagazine.com
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