Interviews

Brian Easley, #WordWednesday and ‘Puppy Love’

October 3, 2012

This post is a part of the JessicaSimien.com Mississippi Month celebration.

Born, raised and currently “feeding his face” in Mississippi, 27-year-old Brian Easley is one of Mississippi’s emerging writers – of poetry, to be exact. A graduate of Callaway High School (class of 2003) and a two-time graduate of Jackson State University, Brian is the voice behind ezspits – originally created to share his opinion on sports, music and other things, but evolved into an online collection of his writing.

“My site was not initially supposed to be about my work. It was supposed to be where I could share my opinions on sports, music, etc…I might be slightly opinionated. For some reason, I took it a step further with my first post, “Puppy Love”. Some people actually read. So I decided to do it again. That eventually turned into what I now call #WordWednesday.”

Puppy Love” was the poem that started it all. The poem discusses women reducing themselves to “bad bitches” and in return, they attract dogs. Get the wordplay on the title?

As with “Puppy Love”, Brian’s poetry is heavily influenced by his day-to-day interactions with people and life experiences. “I’m an observer, a people watcher,” he tells us. “Everyone I come in contact with is a potential “ghostwriter” so-to-speak.”

When asked if he’s ever written a poem for a woman, he had this to say:

[laughing] Yes. People used to think my initial works were about someone in particular but they weren’t. I used my imagination to create those. I have actually posted one specifically about this one special lady, however. You should see if you can figure out which one!

(I’m going to search his poems and see if I can figure it out! LOL)

Although he isn’t sure if he’ll ever release any official published work, he entertains the thought of it. “I’m not great or anything, I do it for my own emotional release.”

To read more of Brian’s work, visit his website by clicking here. Follow him on Twitter @ez_taughtu.

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