A Diamond in God’s Dirt – Poetry Reading by Tiriq R Callaway

Read Poetry Reading of A DIAMOND IN GOD’S DIRT:

Poem read by Holly Sarchfield

Get to know Poet Tiriq R Callaway:

1) What is the theme of your poem?

My sentiments within my poem shows that although I (the diamond) have been in the dirt (going through trials and tribulations in life), it has been God’s dirt – which indicates that I’ve been protected despite the things that I’ve endured in my lifetime – and it was ultimately up to me to be strong and rely on my faith to come out of these hard times to shine and share my story with others to inspire!

2) How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?

I want people to be moved by my words and understand that despite the things that we go through in life that those things are just temporary, and you’ll get through it by staying true to who you are, remaining determined, and above all, keeping your faith!

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

I’ve always written poetry since I was a child. It was my outlet to get away from everything going on around me. I became more passionate about writing as I got older.

4) Do you have a favorite poet?

I have many favorite writers, but my all time inspiration is Maya Angelou.

5) What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

I wanted to showcase my gift of writing and being a poet. I have a lot of poetry and I feel as though it’s time to share my work with the world!

6) Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

I just became a published author to my first book entitled “A Diamond In God’s Dirt” which is a memoir about my life. I also have incorporated within my book some poems that I’ve written over the years. I am currently working on a short story, another book, a documentary, and a short film!

7) What is your passion in life?

My passion in life is to inspire, motivate, and encourage kids, adults, and all people who are hopeless and want to give up in life and on their goals, and those who feel like they can’t continue on in life. I want to reach them!

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