Interview with a poet John Merchant
Why did you get into poetry?
Put one way I am glad I got into poetry. It was an interesting journey from the very start. Years ago I was in a duet and had a partner who sadly died. To honour his memory there is still a song we wrote available online, he musician-composer, me a lyric writer.
To further make certain his work was heard I finally got them from poor recordings on audio tape to CD. I gave them away, got copies made continued writing them. Along came a new friend, Andrew of DIY poets. He invited me to Sherwood arts festival.
I read songs and later wrote poems. It started with no music but still lyric writing and graduated to poems. I have since met poet musician Milla who has helped.
I have more music on CD ‘Broken World’ to give away.