steven humphreys, poetry madness, dog, bubba, pal
Steven Humphreys and his pal Bubba

My name is Steven Humphreys and I am really happy you dropped by to read my poetry. All my poems and quotes are original, written by yours truly.

According to the ‘Myers Briggs type indicator’, (I took in college to try to find my job niche in life. Found out at age 19 no salaried poet jobs available!)

I am the ‘INFJ’ personality. This means I’m as much an ‘Introvert’ as anyone can be… from what I hear, apparently the perfect personality for writers. Yep, that’s me. Pure introvert…

You will find me about town dressed casually in short pants, baseball hat, tee-shirt and flip-flops. I am a down to earth homebody who likes watching ‘B’ horror and corny movies.

At an early age, I got inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s poem ‘Annabel Lee’ and Henry David Thoreau’s notes on how he spent his time (two years) at ‘Walden Pond’.

I enjoyed reading J.D. Salinger’s ‘Catcher in the Rye’ and Charles Bukowski’s own version ~ ‘Ham on Rye’. For some reason, I didn’t read them both in high school like other adolescents did.

I found Salinger’s book in the bottom of a ‘storage box’ my wife’s kids left in our garage! And, as for ‘Bukowski’, I have absolutely no idea how I stumbled upon him! I am sure grateful I had, because he has influenced me.

I was moved to stay up all night one Saturday evening (fifteen years old) writing over fifty poems. Unfortunately, they are gone… I do vaguely remember one about rats!

'Writing keeps me sane'

I created this site to share my poems with the entire world. This is why I added the ‘Google translator’ widget. It makes no difference whether you are Chinese or Indian, no problem! And, I notices someone from Germany seems to visit my site once in a while.

To conclude, you could be curious about how to publish your own book of poetry or how to write a ‘how-to book’ or even novel? Maybe, I might have a few suggestions that might help get you started being I have written a few myself. Check out my page about self publishing. 

It’s possible something you write may actually change someone’s path in life. There could be ‘someone’ out there who is just waiting to read what you are passionate about writing. One never knows until he tries…