About Me

Welcome to my poetry. I’m Steven James Humphreys, author of the poems. I am glad you dropped by to read my ‘stuff’. Everything written is original by ‘yours truly’.

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…”
~ Henry David Thoreau

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.

“some moments are nice, some are nicer, some are even worth writing about.”
~ Charles Bukowski, War All the Time

You might want to publish your own book, so why not take a look at my self publishing page, maybe it will 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

 

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