Make a difference Mondays
In our new format, Serendipity Press will be introducing you to people and concepts that “Make a Difference”, each Monday. Today, meet Meisha Macillas, author of The Messy Minds Poetry Book.
Describe why you chose to write a book of poetry?
I wrote a poetry book to start out, I have always had a love of poetry and how it makes me feel. I wanted to make others feel how poetry makes me feel, strong and not alone.
What was the process like?
The process was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. I was a little scared that I was never going to pick all the right poems for my book.
Is it what you expected?
Yes and no. I never thought I would get as much love from my home town as I have received.
Tell us about why you chose the title?
I needed something that expressed the poems inside. With the poems there was no true theme besides my life struggle, I felt like a messy minds poetry book just fit.
What is your purpose in your writing prose?
To express all the things that I was never strong enough to say out loud. To help others who can't say what they feel out loud, giving them a voice that they can relate to.
How is your writing process?
That’s funny because I have been asked this question before and I never know what to say. I write anywhere and everywhere. I have no real process. I just feel something and write it down.
Have your dreams been realized in your writing a book?
I have taken a step closer to my big dream. But this is just a stepping stone to a much bigger plan for myself.
What is next?
Buy your copy today!
Watch Meisha on Central Valley Talk TV