Basically I write when a sick wave of thoughts, emotions, and words crashes down on me with enough weight to crush me if i do not release what is inside. In my poetry I explore everything from religion, to relationships; from death, to origin of life; and everything in between.
I enjoy many different types of writing. I am currently working as a part-time sportswriter for the Charleston Gazette newspaper. I am also working on two novels as well as at least a poem per week.
Many of my major influences are song lyrics actually as I believe we often underestimate the poetic value of many songwriters. My major lyrical influences from a musical standpoint include Maynard James Keenan, Jerry Cantrell, and Ian Kenny.
As far as authors go, I enjoy Keats and Poe, Twain and Faulkner, and even Dan Brown and Dean Koontz.