Philip Robinson

Biography

We Still Leave a Legacy is a chapbook of verses written and dedicated in part to the many friends and family members that have transitioned either by way of HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-troubling issues. In this poetry book, Philip attempts to capture his own sense of hope, determination and remembrance. He wants people to not only hear his voice, but desperately never forget those voices of people that make "Legacy", possible.
Philip began to write "Legacy" some twenty-eight years ago as he commenced his volunteer work @AIDS Action Committee (AAC) of Massachusetts. At that time, Philip became the Chair of AAC's Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast Committee and served in that capacity for eight years. Philip became driven to praise the work of others who had gone before him. He was determined to live by the mantra; "We stand on their shoulders". Today, Philip is still a volunteer at AIDS Action Committee and also serves as a member in his twenty-eighth year on the Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast Committee.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Lower East side of New York. I was raised by my single-mom of six in the housing projects of Manhattan. I attended the New York Public Schools; up to graduation from high school. I was influenced tremendously to write because of all the different cultures, and racial compositions that existed right in my building and respective community.. I have always had a strong curiosity about people in general, as to what makes us different, what are some of our common characteristics and goals do we possess. So, the beginning of my writing was set up to pursue those answers.
When did you first start writing?
Well, in my pursuit of exploring people and myself, I started writing while as a freshmen in undergraduate school, which was Emerson College in Boston Massachusetts. I felt so compelled to obtain an education and applied to school out of New York. I often felt one of the man reasons I left New York was to also find out more about myself. So, aptly, I have been writing ever since and happy about what I am continually discovering out about myself. I remain a work in process, and writing helps me to sort things out. It would be cliche' to say writing is a therapeutic, but it is!
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Books

We Still Leave a Legacy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 18,410. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
We Still Leave a Legacy is a chapbook of verses written and dedicated in part to the many friends and family members that have transitioned either by way of HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-troubling issues. In this poetry book, Philip attempts to capture his own sense of hope, determination and remembrance. He wants people to not only hear his voice, but not forget the voices of others.

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