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  1. RealMS

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    Alright yall, so this is the 2nd edition of my lil somethin I plan to keep doing for the Realm. It is self-explanatory as I have told those I have interviewed in the first one as well as this one here. This one took a little longer to get together, but it's cool. Next time I'll have my 8! And I have to say, I learned something while going over the 6 poets. I thank all of you for taking your time doing this. It's crazy how much yall have in common with each other. Have fun reading this.


    ~with the help of many others, I present...~


    6
    Questions for
    6
    Poets


    Poets interviewed: the Guy with a Pen, NisLaniF, ChyllTyrant,

    skandelous lala, FreakEmoWriter9, MANchyld


    1) How did you become a poet?

    the Guy with a Pen:
    I... fell in love, young. The Feelings that came about took over, and
    required expression. And then, as love would have it, I was later hurt..
    which also required expression. That intially got me writing, I continued
    writing about of pure interest. I enjoy writing in general, whether I share
    it with anybody or not.



    NisLaniF:
    I think a poet isn’t made but born. I’d have to think as much because I wrote my first piece at five and have yet to stop. However, my awareness of the gift was heightened at age 14 in my 4th form English class. We studied Shakespearean and Italian sonnet writing and I took to it very well. I think my background in hip hop made it doubly appealing.



    ChyllTyrant:
    i've been writing since the age of five. i've
    always had a passion for words, ever since i was real
    little. my first word was "ball", which i think
    represents the equality of my soul. i started really
    gettin into writing at the age of 14... and took it
    even more serious starting at 17. i was published in
    a few scholastic magazines throughout my life, and
    even took it serious to, in recent times, trying to
    contact publishers.



    skandelous lala:
    I believe you can’t really become something in which
    you already were. Hence, I became a poet by being
    conceived and born. It was never by choice. If it
    was by choice, I don’t know if I would have chosen to
    be a poet. The perspective through which you see the
    world can be both blessing and a curse at times.

    I wrote my first poem when I was 8 or so. It wasn’t
    about normal things a 7 year old might right about
    lol. I know I thought nothing of what I was doing
    then, or where it would lead.

    To be honest, I don’t even like saying “I’m a poet”.
    It feels weird. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because
    I’ve seen others who in my eyes are *true* poets and
    that’s what I aspire to be. And until I reach there,
    I won’t consider myself as such. But how many poets
    ever actually reach the pinnacle of believing they are
    all that they can be as a poet?



    FreakEmoWriter9:
    I'd say it was around last february where i really had gotten into writing poetry. i was influenced by my english teacher who had made us study the different parts of poetry.



    MANchyld:
    I started rhyming when I was a child. It started with simple roses
    are red, violets are jingles, but that was when I was 6. Expressing
    myself through poetry came later on with learning to focus my emotions.
    I didn't have a clear understanding of being a poet when I first wrote
    poetry though.
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  2. RealMS

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    2)Tell us about a poem you read at some point during your formative
    years that woke you to the possibilities of poetry.

    the Guy with a Pen:
    Hmm.. couldn't say really, I don't read that much poetry. The only poetry I
    read are from rapmusic, so.. I guess in a way the poets of the realm may
    have contributed.



    NisLaniF:
    The Daffodils by William Wordsworth was a work that initially introduced me to the structure of poetry. Before that, I only knew to write free form with no rhyme or reason to the piece itself. This poem was the first one I read in that class to introduce me to rhythm and meter and rhyme scheme before we went into Sonnets. It was also around that time I learned about how to best inject emotion into your works: wait for the moment to pass and describe the emotion using 20/20 hindsight in a reflective manner. Doing this allows the clear headed reader to better be able to emote with you instead of trying to wade through an emotional trainwreck.



    ChyllTyrant:
    my first real experience with poetry was "the
    raven" by edgar allen poe. but i consider "dandelion
    wine" by ray bradbury to be one of my favorite books.
    other than that, i've taken a couple poetry classes at
    Syracuse University that really helped me find my
    niche as a poet.



    skandelous lala:
    To be honest, I never read that much poetry growing
    up, just stuff they would force us to read at school
    and what not. That has changed in the past few years,
    but the past few years are just a miniscule amount of
    time that I have been writing.

    I read the “unsigned hype” of poetry… the message
    boards. Sites like RM that had forums like the Realm,
    including the Realm. I liked seeing stuff from
    communities of people that I felt more in touch with,
    I could understand their vision better. Being able to
    see and also respond with your thoughts to a huge
    array of poets and pieces is probably the most
    inspiring thing. You can’t always feel that involved
    when reading a book or something.



    FreakEmoWriter9:
    hmm i'd say it would Black Statue of Liberty by Jessica Care Moore, I stumbled upon it when I had bought a spoken word poetry book back in last august i think. just something about that poem had inspired me to want to become a writer who not only wrote and spoke about emotions, but also about the different obstacles that women have to go through everyday and i had really been inspired by that piece.



    MANchyld:
    Reading poetry didn't come until much later in my poetical career.
    It was hearing the veteran rappers when I was 8 and 9 that woke mr up.
    Specifically Rakim's Follow The Leader and KRS 1's My Philosophy
    videos. They both came out when I was about 10. The brought a
    different flow and word imagery that I hadn't known before. From there
    on, I've been focused on flow and imagery.
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  3. RealMS

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    3)If L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E poetry arrived at your door in the form of a gift,
    what would it look like?

    the Guy with a Pen:
    make money money money make money money



    NisLaniF:
    An a p p l e.



    ChyllTyrant:
    lol, a contract for publishing. i've always
    talked about it, and my main concern in life is
    getting my message to a wide audience.



    skandelous lala:
    It would look like a dirty, beaten, bruised and
    battered soul that still had some good left in it.



    FreakEmoWriter9:
    I'm not quite sure, I didn't really understand the question lol.



    MANchyld:
    It would look like a mixed tape of all the great rappers from the
    early 90s Rakim, KRS, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Ice
    Cube, Too Short, Run DMC.....and some other MCs that showed me the way.
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  4. RealMS

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    4.) Pres. George W. Bush has just decided to appoint a poet to his cabinet.
    You are chosen to fill that position. At your first meeting with him, what
    will you ask or suggest?

    the Guy with a Pen:
    How much money am I making? Oh, and uh.. stop rocking the global boat,bitches!
    ps- destroy poetry.com,



    NisLaniF:
    Why the hell did you appoint a poet to your cabinet when we’re at war??!?



    ChyllTyrant:
    i would ask to be president. lol. actually, i'm
    not sure... but it would definitely be an honor to be
    the presidential poet. i think i'd have to write a
    poem about iraq. i have friends from the middle-east
    and am highly skeptical of our involvement.
    otherwise, our meeting would be revolving around how
    to get inner-city youths into writing. i think that
    there are millions of potential poets out there, who
    just don't know the gifts they were given.



    skandelous lala:
    That I am appointed to the position sometime down the
    road when we don’t have a president that murders the
    English language and could possibly understand the
    value of poetry lol Somehow I doubt he does ;)


    FreakEmoWriter9:
    Well if I can't get fired for this, well for him to resign as president or for him to start repairing the debt he caused our country.



    MANchyld:
    I'd elect to have a freedom of expression holiday to celibrate our
    right to speak freely. There would be several parades with
    motivational
    speakers and peace would be kept. A representative from each state
    would give a poem on behalf of their state and it would be a televised
    event to help provide resources for the blind and def so they can be
    heard too.
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  5. RealMS

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    5.) How does interpretation of the poem corrupt the meaning the poet had of the work?

    the Guy with a Pen:
    It doesn't, if a poem is interpreted differently from what the author
    intended, but still manages to move the reader then the poet has done what
    s/he hoped to do. For me, it's simple, I want to write words that people
    enjoy reading.. the rest, isn't important. I feel it would be selfish to be
    bothered by something like that, unless of course the reader didn't enjoy
    the work. Then, curruption has occured!



    NisLaniF:
    It doesn’t. The meaning of the statement is both in the speaker and the listener; it is not in the words conveyed. Two people can read the same poem and get two completely different messages regardless of the words on the page or the intent of the writer. For someone to be upset that their words did not convey the meaning of their mind is hindering the progress of poetry. We cannot limit the minds of anyone no matter how hard we try because we cannot control the soul or the point of view of the audience. Therefore, interpretation doesn’t corrupt, limiting interpretation corrupts.



    ChyllTyrant:
    i don't think it does at all. that's the fun part
    for me, is gettin other people's unbiased and unique
    opinions on my work. if someone sees a poem other
    than it was intended, it's always like "oh that's mad
    cool".



    skandelous lala:
    I think it can over simply it. There’s some beauty in
    not being quite sure if what you are reading/hearing
    is meant to be as you read it or hear it. Part of
    that beauty is b/c you can take it any way that you
    choose and let it mean what it means to you. If it
    doesn’t mean anything to you, then I think that piece
    wasn’t meant to speak to you for whatever reason. If
    it means something to you, and then there’s this
    literal definition behind the meaning of it all… it no
    longer holds anything to you. It’s like oh, okay well
    if that’s what you had in mind okay. You don’t do
    anything for your audience by interpreting it for them
    if they don’t exactly get it all the time.



    FreakEmoWriter9:
    I believe it can corrupt it by, it being interpreted the wrong way, the way the human mind works is still a major mystery and the way one mind interprets a poem could be completely different than the way it was written to be interpreted. If I were to write a poem and have it mean that I had learned something positive from a certain dark experience, someone could read that work and take it in a totally different way, express it to me and then convince me that i learned the wrong lesson.



    MANchyld:
    It's crucial to express your thought clearly in poetry.
    Interpretation can be confusin with vague wording, but this can also be
    done on purpose to sugest double meanings. Even then though, it must be
    done with a strong focus on your overall message to be understood as the
    writer meant. Abstract poetry never apealed to me much for this reason
    because it's meaning can be interpreted in several different ways with metaphors and vague wording.
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  6. RealMS

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    6) Let's say you were offered a job to ghostwrite for someone well-known and
    you would be paid a tremendous amount (credits to you for your writing would
    not exist). Would you do it? Why or why not?

    the Guy with a Pen:
    I think, judging by my last answers you might already know how I'll answer
    this one. I would, for one people will enjoy my work on a large scale and
    I'll be getting paid at the same time. I'm doing this for free at the
    moment, so the choice is easy. It isn't as if each poem I write is
    neccessarily a "piece of me", merely a reflection of that piece. So yeah,
    offer away..


    -the Guy with a Pen



    NisLaniF:
    As far as poetry? Likely, no. For me, this is too personal a task for me to…waitaminute, I’m lying. I’ve done it before. I used to ghostwrite love poems for my classmates when they had no clue how to woo a female with words. That was in High School MANY moons ago. I would only ghostwrite today if there is a beat and a lump sum payment under the table involved…



    ChyllTyrant:
    i'd probably find it a little challenging, but i'd
    definitely do it for the dough. lol, i'm not greedy
    but for the right price, i'd sell someone (desperate
    enough) a new soul. i'd probably be very creative in
    that.

    great talking with you, i enjoyed the questions.

    PEACE



    skandelous lala:
    That would be a really hard decision to make. It
    wouldn’t be hard just b/c there was money involved,
    but also the exposure for your work, even if it wasn’t
    credited to you at all. You would still know, but at
    the same time, you would also know that it was
    rightfully yours and you should be getting the shine
    for it.

    Maybe if I knew for sure, that there was no way any
    other way, that my work would be seen at that type of
    level if I attempted to put it out myself, I would
    maybe consider it.

    Or maybe that’s the sell out in me talking lol

    I don’t know if I could ghost write though. Just
    based on my ability and how I write. If it was for
    somebody else… I can’t imagine how I would ever put
    into something for somebody else to use the way that I
    put myself in what I write. I think it would just be
    impossible. I write for me. It’s nice to share it
    with people, but ultimately, I think every poet is
    really selfish. They just write for themselves, for
    their sanity. =)



    FreakEmoWriter9:
    Of course not, being a famous poet or writer has consequences, meaning you would have to be able to write yourself. being accused of having a ghostwriter it wouldn't be fair to have that kind of position. i wouldn't be known for what work i had done, and the person taking all of the credit would have to live with the fact that they are taking pleasure and joy out of something they hadn't written or ever be able to top something just as great if not greater if they had to pay for a ghostwriter in the first place



    MANchyld:
    I would do it and have done it several times already. I've been paid
    to ghost write for MCs and poets that have performed my stuff onstage.
    I wrote it in their voice covering topics they would choose so it felt
    ood do be so respected that someone values my work that much. I've
    even ghosted for some people at this site and it was fun, but my work is
    recognized here now and I have a reputation for ghosting in the RSTL
    for getting Yo Momma's name in the hall of champs by winning the last
    tournament. People think it's unfair to ghost write and I agree to an
    extent, but it's fun to step beyond your normal writing and take on that
    kind of challenge. It also helped me in choosing topics for the RSTL
    and PTL that are diverse and well rounded for different types of
    poetical styles.
    Gabriel
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  7. RealMS

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    Yeah...that about does it my ppl. If anyone is interested in catching up on the previous one, here is the link for ya:

    http://board.rapmusic.com/showthread.php?p=11810339#post11810339


    and umm, if any of yall are not, or were not satisfied with this one, up Yours! lol nah I'm just joking on that one but if you were, you should let me interview you.


    Thanks everybody, it's a wrap! Mind-sticky this bro :thumb:

    Keep writing
    -Much Love
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  8. Bhitiah

    Bhitiah Powerful Scriptures

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    :eek: ...yeah that's all I have to say about that
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  9. skandelous_lala

    skandelous_lala back from the dead

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    Didn't think it was ever going to see the light of day lol

    I wanna sticky for a few days like the other one was..and not b/c I took part in this onelol . I hate reading my own responses to these things lol..but I loved reading everyone elses. Very inspiring.
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  10. RealMS

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    ^yeah, it is.
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  11. Pent uP

    Pent uP I'd Like to Fight Ten Men

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    Very Dope interviews, good work Real

    dope replies to everyone

    lol@the president question
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  12. MISSKEYdaQUEEN

    MISSKEYdaQUEEN Watch the black panther..

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    This is a great idea...But don't ask me to do it...don't ask me (hint I wanna)

    Like I said don't ask me,lol

    But really..I'm feeling the variety in the responses. Great read!
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  13. Johnnie French

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    Interesting. I'll be back to read.
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  14. ManMadeofAshes

    ManMadeofAshes *DREAMER

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    intresting stuff fella's. strange to see the personable side to some of you poets (the difference of revealing yourself as opposed to directing a responce to someone else.)

    realms your savage in the realm. I wish I still had the heart you have for this place. Its very obvious and Im sure very much appreciated by more than just me. keep it up.

    ashes
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  15. RealMS

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    thanks misskey, I'll keep you in mind next time. And thank you JF. Ashes, heh thanks. You know you and me are supposed to collab right lol?

    -Peace
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  16. Syza Koza

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    This was cool.

    It's good that poets that are sometimes out of the spotlight or slept on, will get some sort of exposure.

    kyza out.
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  17. Xero Satsujin

    Xero Satsujin OnLy gOd kNoWs oR Goes

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    I absolutely loved this answer, it reminds me of a statement made in the 17th century by a philospher whom they hung who said, "What is, will always be, and already was." He also said that there's nothing new under the sun, but he stoll that from an Egyptian culture I believe. Anyhow, good answer...now on to the other questions...
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  18. Xero Satsujin

    Xero Satsujin OnLy gOd kNoWs oR Goes

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    It's official, nislanif is one of the funniest people in the realm with the exception of Mind Soul and Lpoet, lol...I agree with him on a lot of shit he says. Also, Chyll points out a lot of interesting shit...but all in all, this was a good way to get the interviewing back in order for the next generation of realm heads...
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  19. ChyllTyrant

    ChyllTyrant AmIEternalOrAnEternalist?

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    awesome replies...

    THANKS EVERYONE FOR READING!!!

    PEACE
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    skandelous lala:
    I believe you can’t really become something in which
    you already were. Hence, I became a poet by being
    conceived and born. It was never by choice. If it
    was by choice, I don’t know if I would have chosen to
    be a poet. The perspective through which you see the
    world can be both blessing and a curse at times.


    gift and a curse

    you hold so much grace yet your name is skandelous lala... lol

    mad props to brenda... oops i mean realms... lol keep doing you girl

    yeah i know its been awhile since ive been up in here
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