Carlton Rolle has had the opportunity to observe and live in various lifestyles. These places influenced the core of what made up his value system. Throughout all of the experiences, he began to understand that everyone has a story to tell regardless of their socio-economic, religious, racial, sexual, historically-based beliefs, etc.
Carlton graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts. He then attained a Master's degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix. With life experiences and knowledge from academia to support himself, Carlton began writing for several web-based magazines and blogs. During this time he began to explore writing from several genres. This paved the path towards writing books.
In Carlton's life, language and writing became another mode of expression. Writing sets the stage for thoughts and knowledge to be shared. He believes that people who connect with others have greater understanding of themselves. Carlton wants to enrich the world with artistic forms of expression from the mind, body, and soul of an experience.
This book to highlights struggle and adversity. Sharing stories is an empowering method. You never know the route that a person takes to get where they are. But you can take the time to understand how they got there. It may be foreign and difficult being truly empathic of others at times, but keeping an open mind can help heal a broken heart. This reflects those emotions that push humans deeper.
This book of poetry explores the realm of survival. Each poem reflects a point when a person makes a sacrifice in a situation. It explores what happens when the person holds onto an idea so much that it consumes them. Through this conflict: a person adapts to the situation, kills to survive, or a part (or whole) of themselves die.
Published: February 14, 2015.
Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Poetic and abstract in its method, Loose Words in Blank Frames is a series of events told through multiple perspectives. The words reflect the moment of action. Each statement represents a body of thoughts and emotions. This book sheds a glimpse into a person’s mind through the legacy left behind.