We caught up for a little chat about all things poetic with our second ever Nozslam 2015 winner *drumroll*…Jack Macmillan.
Where do you get your ideas for your poems? Real life or imagination?
Well, it depends on the poem. Sometimes I write about a real life experience, like falling in love with someone. And sometimes I write about something silly like falling in love with a toaster.
What is the most embarrassing poem youve ever written?
I do have a poem about a romantic experience with a 66 year old woman that may or may not be based on true events.
Whats the most amazing experience youve had through poetry so far?
The most amazing experience I have had in poetry so far would be the nozslam. I came all the way from the other end of the country and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Then when I got there I met so many amazing people and had such an amazing time.
And the worst?
The time I went onto the stage and forgot all of my poems and also how to speak and just sort of stood there for a bit before sidestepping slowly off the stage.
When and how did you start writing poetry?
I started writing poetry in February of 2015, so I’m relatively new.
What advice would you give to someone starting off in spoken word?
Do every open mic you see! Keep it original and have fun with it.
Questions from Roisin Crowley Linton