Shavonda Robinson’s poetry collection, Thy Paintbrush to Abstracting Images, takes readers on a constant, visual journey by creating a world that lingers between imagination and reality.
The poems are creative and inspiring, and the author has a gift for connecting with others by using images and musicality to tell different poetic stories throughout the book. More than just a book, this poetry collection is a form of art that needs to be read and experienced.
Thy Paintbrush to Abstracting Images has received glowing reviews on Amazon:
” What a wonderful poetry book to read.. so refreshing this books spins Webs to the imagination .. My hat off the Authoress Shavonda Robinson.”
~Deborah Brooks Langford, Author
“Beautifully written poetry! The author takes you on an emotional, heartfelt ride through her poetry. A must read!”
Shavonda Robinson is an accomplished writer, who has been published in several anthologies and magazines. She’s the founder of Create Something for the Future, an online poetry magazine for upcoming poets and authors. She’s won awards for being “most creative” and “poet of the year”. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her two beautiful children.
Thy Paintbrush to Abstracting Images can be purchased from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Paintbrush-Abstracting-Images-Shavonda-Robinson/dp/0692839690
We had the amazing opportunity to interview Shavonda. Check out the interview below.
Hi, Shavonda! Thank you for granting the interview. What inspired you to become a poet?
When my first-grade teacher read of Maya Angelou poems titled Phenomenal Woman during a reading session.
What inspires your creativity?
My love for music and nature.
You’re noted as having incredible stage energy. What are the five things you must have with you on stage?
A microphone, music, ideas. chair and ambition.
Your poetry reflects life. Does it motivate you?
Yes, it does very much.
Tell us how following your dreams and intuition has paid off.
I had a quite a few people tell me that my work has inspired them in many ways by sharing my emotional experiences and relatable thoughts in my life.
Your uniqueness and talent are evident. Tell us about the process of composing a poem.
I put pen to paper when my heart speaks to me directly.
What has been the best part of working in the industry?
What has been your best poem and why?
God’s Coloring Picture
I entered a poetry competition a few months ago with this poem and it won Most Creative Award. It was the Poetry Nation Competition. Thanks so much.
Do you have any upcoming projects that you would like to share?
Yes, actually I got three poetry books coming out soon titled Love Memories In The Rain, Moving Phrases into Inspirations and Naked Reflections Vol 1. Be looking out for it soon.
What advice would you give to someone, who is aspiring to enter the entertainment industry?
Be yourself and love what you do.