About the Poet
Reginald is a poet/spoken word artist From Chicago, Illinois. He released a spoken word track, entitled "Mis-education of a Black Child" available on iTunes and Amazon. Reginald is the founder of Freedoms Glory Publications. He believes in fighting for justice, loving God and helping people along the way.
UBAWA: When did you first realize your attraction to poetry?
Reginald: Poetry has always been a part of my life. From reading poems by Maya Angelou to poems by Tupac, I always felt a connection to writing, helping people and expressing myself.
UBAWA: Tell us about the very first poem you have ever written
Reginald: I think I was in elementary school. I wrote a poem to a girl I was liking. Just a way of trying to express myself if the words couldn't come out.
UBAWA: Do you have a favorite poet? If so, who is he/she?
Reginald: My Favorite poet has always been Ms. Maya Angelou
UBAWA: When you’re writing poetry, do you think in terms of genre?
Reginald: No I usually write from my emotions or the atmosphere around me.
UBAWA: Some people say writing poetry is like writing a rap or love song. Do you agree? Why/why not?
Reginald: I feel that lyrics/poetry are all one. It’s a way of expressing your feelings; a way of getting a message across.
UBAWA: Are there certain styles/techniques/rules of poetry you adhere to in your writing? Tell us about your writing style.
Reginald: No I kind of just go with the flow of things.
UBAWA: What poetry books have you written?
Reginald: Interpret My Interpretation
UBAWA: What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of love?
Reginald: Happiness, Joy, togetherness, becoming one.
UBAWA: Are you currently dating someone, married, or single?
UBAWA: Do you think success is a matter of chance or a matter of choice?
Reginald: I feel we are all given chances and we all have a choice to either use that chance or walk away.
UBAWA: Inspiration for a new poem can come from the strangest places. What inspired you to write your most recent poem?
Reginald: Everything inspires me to write. At any moment I can just write away.
UBAWA: If you could go back and “right” any past wrong in your life, which one would it be and why?
Reginald: I am not really sure; everything happens for a reason.
UBAWA: When you’re not writing, what are you doing?
Reginald: I sing
UBAWA: There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes of a poet’s life, fill us in on what one typical day for you is like.
Reginald: I work, I write music, and do extra work for the TV show “Boss.”
UBAWA: If you could create the “perfect day,” what would it be like?
Reginald: Total peace and happiness.
UBAWA: What do you do on the weekends?
Reginald: I usually spend time with my little brothers or friends.
UBAWA: Do you hang out or go to clubs?
Reginald: No, I had a friend get killed in a club. I usually stay away from clubs.
UBAWA: If you could visit any other country in the world and take one other person with you, where would you go and who would you take?
Reginald: I always wanted to visit France. I would probably take my cousin/God brother with me. He is a freshman at Morehouse.
UBAWA: Tell us about one challenge in life that you had to overcome. What was the challenge and how did you get through it?
Reginald: I live in Chicago. A lot of killings and gang activity goes on here. I overcome by the grace of God each day by staying alive.
UBAWA: Before you leave, tell us one thing about yourself that we may not know.
Reginald: I am very honest. I love helping people. I usually make sure everyone else is happy before I even think about my own happiness.
UBAWA: Do you host contests or giveaways?
Reginald: I will be hosting a lot more in the next few months with my novel and poetry book coming out.
UBAWA: Any upcoming events that we should know about?
Reginald: not as of now.
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