is always trying to bring you fresh, new and talented
people and we have another multi-talented person to
expose to the World Family. Her name is Tamarah Ynise
and you'll need to recognize soon enough!
Where did you grow up and what kinds of things were
you involved in as a youth?
I grew up in a little town in New Jersey. I was very
active in sports from the age of nine until college.
I played basketball throughout high school and in
college for Rutgers University, Camden.
did Poetry enter your life and how did it affect you?
up my writing pen at the youthful age of 13 and never
looked back. It was my older brother, Ster who turned
me onto writing poetry. It was his love for words
that fascinated me. He us to write in this little
black book all the time. And one day he gave it to
me and told me to write. He would never believe this,
but I still have it. For me, poetry was a way to escape
and to release so many feelings that I held inside.
It was my sanity and still remains to this day.
were some of your influences coming up?
has been my experience. Life ain't always
has shocked or surprised you about your experience
becoming a writer?
writing matures, you realize that these are not your
words to hold hostage. Because it may be that one
poem, that one haikus that sets a spirit free.
an artist with a variety of talents tell us about
your other talents?
blessed to realize that I was given an additional
artistic talent in March of 2003. I began painting
abstract art, which has become another expression
of my inner voice. I have since actualized three solo
projects this year entitled "Evolucao", "Delantero",
and "Distintivo", respectively.
are some of your most positive and negative experiences
not know if I could rate my life's' experiences as
positive or negative. Several months ago, I asked
my grandmother does she have any regrets in life.
She said to me that she never thought about it like
that. She said frankly that this is her life, good
or bad, this is simple her life. I have since adopted
that philosophy, this is my life, good or bad, this
is my life.
What are you working on right now?
book of haikus entitled "Liquid Verbs" will be completed
this month, November 2005. I am currently working
on my CD project. In addition, I anticipate the release
of my second book of poetry entitled, "In Search of
Soul" in March 2006.
For whom do you write for? And why?
I write for me and I write for all those people who
do not have a voice.
What do you think about change (think of Uploading
Change, GeoClan.com's slogan)?
I think change is eternal, it is necessary, and that
it is healthy.
So what is coming up next?
TY: Book Signing and Art Exhibit
is scheduled for Friday, December 9, 2005 at Caribbean
Reef Lounge located at 605 S 3 rd Street, Philadelphia,
PA 19147, 5-10pm.
more info on Tamarah and her work please check out
her website @ www.tamarahynise.com