Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Jerm Davitos | Rebuilding the Temple of Jeremiah

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Today we are interviewing Jerm Davitos about his poetry compilation “Rebuilding the Temple Of Jeremiah.”

Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Jeremiah Davis, I’m twenty-two years old, and I’m a writer from Greenville, South Carolina.

Describe your new release, “Rebuilding the Temple of Jeremiah.”
Well, it a collection of myself. It’s a written version of myself, my mental health, my diagnosis, my past, my identities, and my hurt. It has a lot to do with me forgiving myself and most importantly giving myself that permission. Rebuilding the Temple Of Jeremiah is a fear and comfort zone broken into truth and courage. I might say breaking has not been a bad thing for me, while writhing this.

Who do you think would most appreciate your work?
I think people who would most appreciate this book is people who neglect themselves. People who haven’t yet discovered the right to exist and thrive. I also think this work could be for ones that disrupt their healing process.

What inspirations contributed to “Rebuilding the Temple of Jeremiah”?
There’s a few I’ll name two. First, “the body” really hit home for me. My body is the temple that houses my spirit. I feel that respecting your existence is of great importance. With that in the open it was something I needed to work on, and it inspired the conceiving of the book. Second inspiration has to come from the people that choose to shine on which ever or whoever needed light. Artist like mother, Hope Davis and poet Danez Smith really made it possible for me to take flight into creating my own healing.
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Poet Jerm Davitos.

Could you tell us a bit about your style of poetry?
I follow the motto… “everything has a perspective. I try to never back down from telling the perspective of anything around a situation. In other words my writing style provides a voice. 

Is there a poet that had a major influence on your writing style?
My Fish. She was a poet to me. Her movement influenced  a lot decisions surrounding my dealings with depression she helped me with love and steadiness to sit in a moment of life. I feel like if she could ever speak she would say “you deserve to be great, not okay.”. 

How long have you been writing poetry?
I’ve been writing poetry since I was in the sixth grade.

What was your favorite poem to write?
My favorite written in this book has to be “Dear Epistolary Poem,” 

How do you think you've evolved as a poet since when you first started?
I feel like I’ve evolved in two ways. First, I GO THERE!!! I don’t hold back to comfort your family, defend your upbringing, and fight your curiosity. Second, do NOT be afraid of to feel uncomfortable emotions.i experience them when I’m ready but with more ease.

Are there any aspects (e.g. imagery, etc) of your poetry that you've been practicing?
I’ve been practicing intertwining element of writing (ex. Sexual depressed writing).

What are your goals as a poet for the next ten years?
I want to share my story, the story that comes from my heart. I want to survive for the deceased. I also want to continue remaining true to my voice. 

How have your readers responded to your poems so far?
It’s shocking and rewarding. Many will say they feel as though they wrote it or directly went through wether circumstances are similar or not. 

What do you have in mind for your next project?
I plan to rip the truths off the pages and stay myself. I also plan to be more established as a writer. 

More Information
Buy the book on Lulu. 
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