Mark Petit

Biography

I have been writing poetry and song lyrics for more than 40 years, but I only recently published my work. It's been exhilarating and terrifying. For a poet doesn't just share a piece of his mind, he shares a piece of his heart.

Much of my poetry is deeply personal, which for poets, I suppose, is not unusual. But sharing that work publicly means exposing those thoughts and feelings. The hope of any writer of course is to make a connection. I hope my work touches you in some way.

My first book: Anybody Want a Peanut? is now available. And I have begun work on my next book titled: Words That Rhyme with Orange.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Haverhill Massachusetts. Haverhill during my formative years was a depressed industrial city with a very polluted river (the Merrimack). I lived in the poorer sections of town where the river in summertime smelled like a sewer. With a blue collar (and that's pressing it) upbringing, much of my early writing was about finding freedom, usually in a beautiful mountain setting. Anyplace out of the city.
You write a lot of romatic poetry, what is the driving force behind that?
The short answer is: being in love :) I think the real answer is that it's just how I'm wired. I'm a hopeless romantic. I love being in love and I need to be loved (doesn't everyone?). But I'm also a card carrying introvert. So expressing those feelings verbally doesn't come easy for me. I'm inclined to be a quiet person. But the emotions are there and need an outlet, hence the romantic poem or song.
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Where to find Mark Petit online


Books

Anybody Want a Peanut?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2019. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Romance * Madness * Humor * Sadness. The everyday emotions that make us human.

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