Hi everyone. Let me introduce Lidy. A friend. A blogger. And a poet.
Take it away…
Thanks for having me today Emaginette!
What flow do I tap into?
Sometimes it’s the flow of a beat. The flow of a bird song. Or the flow from the cycle of life. All these I tap into.
But to put it as basic as I can, I tap into myself. What makes my nerves hum and thrum. What makes me feel alive and excited. What makes me laugh or cry. Concerned and disillusioned. I tap into the flow of music, books, current events, personal thoughts and feelings. And lose myself in the flow of words inspired by the world around me.
Poetry is subjective yet so is the world we live in. But through a poem, emotional connections are built. Regardless the flow of time and space. Like how the poem Invictus helped Nelson Mandela persevere while imprisoned for 27 years. I too hope to tap into and find the right flow of words that’ll become the shining light in the darkness. Words that show that you are not alone. That you are understood.
Can You Catch My Flow?
Release Date: February 25, 2016
about her book
Debut poetry chapbook Can You Catch My Flow? captures the everyday ordinary events of the human condition in poetic snapshots. No matter the walks of life, the reader is sure to find themselves within the lines.
Lidy’s poetry reveals an understanding that deep meaning can be felt in the details. Her poetry portrays a range of topics from the pressures to conform to societal expectations, friendship, monarch butterflies, partying, insomnia, and the quest for peace…just to name a few. Enjoy!- Shelah L. Maul
Ever since she was young, Lidy Wilks was often found completely submerged in the worlds of Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Sweet Valley High and Nancy Drew. She later went on to earn a Bachelor degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, from Franklin Pierce University. Where she spent the next four years knee deep in fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction workshops.
Lidy is the author of Can You Catch My Flow? a poetry chapbook and is a member of Write by the Rails. She currently resides in Virginia with her husband and two children. And an anime, book and manga library, she’s looking to expand, one day adding an Asian drama DVD collection. Lidy continues her pursuit in writing more poetry collections and fantasy novels. All the while eating milk chocolate and sipping a glass of Cabernet. Or Riesling wine.