Introducing poet Ewura Plange...
Tell us a bit about yourself and your blog.
I'm a very creative person and I like to imagine and be innovative so poetry is fun for me. I stated writing poems as a hobby when I was a child but I decided to become an actual poet many years later as I believed it was right to use my gift. So far I have won 3 competitions and my poetry has been featured in the 'Bibliophilia' magazine.
When did you start blogging and what motivated you to start?
I started blogging in 2013 because of something unusual that happened to me. I was in my house one day, when I heard God tell me to start a blog but I did not know what that was so I had to research what it was before I could make my own!
How has your blog evolved since starting your blogging journey?
I initially wanted to create a blog all about poetry. My goal was to inform readers about poetry news stories but I decided that I should focus on promoting my work. I turned my blog into an online poetry book (that is free)! I plan to upload new poetry at least once a week for as long as I can and incorporate original artwork in the near future.
What has been the most challenging part about running a poetry blog?
Managing my time. I am a newspaper writer, poet, spoken word artist and student so I always have something to do and deadlines to make. Therefore, I'm forced to be disciplined and I cannot procrastinate.
What's your favourite post/s and why?
Like many girly-girls, I love romance, so my favourite posts are about love and relationships. A blog post called Separated Magnets is my favourite because of the clever use of poetic devices and its unique format.
Do you have any bloggers you admire and follow yourself?
Yes I love Mina West's blog. She is a poet and spoken word artist like myself. She is very clever and unique; those characteristics are reflected in her poetry. I recommend you search for her on YouTube and check out her written poetry blog (after viewing mine of course lol!)
Do you have any advice for poets or creative writers who want to do something similar to you?
I would advise writers to do lots of research; quickly determine who they want their target audience to be and showcase their uniqueness.
What are your hopes for the Black British creative community?
I hope we continue to network and support each other because it is easier for individuals to prosper when we are united.