Welcome to my site. I’m Steven James Humphreys, author of all the poems.
My history… In my younger days, I got my inspiration from reading Edgar Allan Poe’s poem ‘Annabel Lee’ and Henry David Thoreau’s notes on how he spent his time (two years) at ‘Walden Pond’.
“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before” ~ Edgar Allan Poe
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately…”
I enjoyed reading J.D. Salinger’s autobiographical novel ‘Catcher in the Rye’ a couple years ago (which I should have already read in high school.) I found his book in the bottom of a ‘storage box’ my wife’s kids left in our garage.
“Mothers are all slightly insane” ~ J. D. Salinger
I don’t remember how I stumbled upon ‘Bukowski’, but he instantly influenced me after reading some of his poetry and semi-autobiographical novel, ‘Ham on Rye’. To me, he seems crude, yet his way of looking at the world is an interesting unique slant on life, all of his own making. I feel he is surely masterful in what he has written.
“Some moments are nice, some are nicer, some are even worth writing about”
“Don’t try” ~ Charles Bukowski
You might want to publish your own book, so why not take a look at my self publishing page, Who knows, maybe I will say something that will strike a chord and help.
“If you want to create new things for this world, never listen to anybody. You have to suck your wisdom, all the knowledge from your thumb” ~ Stanisław Szukalski, Polish painter and sculptor