Meet G.P.A. PoeticUnsub (Chicago, Illinois)
she is not a supermodel.
no, not even close.
the manufactured superlative would insult her greatly.
the connotation that oozes from it goes against her physical phenomenon.
she likes to pose.
Pose (For Me) from Revenge of the Orgasm
the slender near anorexic figurines have nothing in common.
cameras fail with their lenses to capture every admirable aspect.
each and every curve on her has a mind, heart, and life of its own.
parallel lines and ninety degree angles do not exist upon her landscape.
an adventure occurs with every step of her feet.
she likes to pose.
she is at work, either bored out of her mind or close to being stressed out.
exchange of pleasant salutations and developing dialogue inspire inhibitions to depart.
business blazer top two buttons are placed behind suffix
skirt that coordinates pulled to expose the dark triangle
done in privacy of her office, her car before she drives off, or lunchtime sitting at her desk with everyone gone,
she likes to pose.
late in the evening, night knocks on the door.
there is privacy, whether created or existing.
garments clothe the floor surrounding her.
restraint acts as though it does not exist.
every inch made known that was otherwise; sure camera struggles grasping.
she likes to pose.
pedicured toes, tattoo around ankles. curve of thighs respectively
v leading to chasm, belly button, undersides, and posterior's arc
nipples, swell of buxom bounties, delectable neck, succulent lips, tender shoulders
captured in various lights, different angles, and no filters
she likes to pose.
staring at my catalogue of photographs.
at any time, arousal can be summoned.
Venus' machinations are of course superior to Martian mentality.
my full attention she has, and she knows it.
that is why,
she likes to pose
About the Poet
G.P.A., Greatest Poet Alive, is from the south side of Chicago. He has been writing poetry since 2007. He published his first book of poetry, “The Confessional Heart of a Man.” He followed that up with the scintillating book of sensual poetry, “The Book of 24 Orgasms.” His most recent release is “The Mind of a Poetic Unsub.”
Besides his own works, G.P.A. was the main poetic contributor to both “Chocolate Rose” and “Chocolate Rose 2.” In honor of Domestic Violence month, he contributed poems to the anthology “Voices behind the Tears.”
A man who takes pride in his work and definitely a voice that one could not easily forget, G.P.A. received the 2011 Black Essence Award for Poetry and Charity. He has been thrice nominated for Poet of the Year and “The Book of 24 Orgasms” was nominated for Book of the Year. G.P.A. is a poet who is not afraid to step outside the box from the ordinary to tackle taboo topics that bring about social awareness.
UBAWA: When did you first realize your attraction to poetry?
GPA: I noticed Poetry when I was a young and immature man. As most young males do, I approached her incorrectly. And like a young lady, she rebuked me. I began to hone my pen and its approach until she found me to be a worthy suitor. I have been monogamous with her ever since.
UBAWA: Tell us about the very first poem you have ever written
GPA: In fifth grade, ironically, I wrote a poem about how much I loved chocolate milk. Who knew it would become an award winning poem about Bullying in conjunction with my affection for chocolate milk.
UBAWA: Do you have a favorite poet? If so, who is he/she?
GPA: Langston Hughes is where I derive some of my style from, combined with the aggressive nature of 50 Cent. My favorite Poet is the Poet I see in when I look in the mirror, right after the soothing soft voice of my partner Kottyn Campbell. I also dig Billy Tuggle's slam style, the way he weaves in and out of phrases..
UBAWA: When you’re writing poetry, do you think in terms of genre?
GPA: Poetry is a genre in and of itself, so I write what comes from the mind and heart through the ink of the pen. This has brought about many subjects and themes. I believe the world needs to read and hear what I have to give them.
UBAWA: Some people say writing poetry is like writing a rap or love song. Do you agree? Why/why not?
GPA: I agree because Poetry is the foundation for all songs, no matter the genre. Think about the rhyming patterns that rap songs, and all the other forms of music contain; they are derived from poetic verse.
UBAWA: Are there certain styles/techniques/rules of poetry you adhere to in your writing? Tell us about your writing style.
GPA: I do not curse or use vulgar language when I write or perform. I believe Poetry is the language of a gentleman, not discounting Poetesses. I just believe expletives are used in other forms of entertainment frequently, so I choose not to. I like to rhyme words, even though some might say this is archaic. I like it. But my style leans towards narration or storytelling.
UBAWA: What poetry books have you written?
GPA: The Confessional Heart of a Man, The Book of 24 Orgasms, The Mind of a Poetic Unsub, and Revenge of the Orgasm arrives April 29, 2013.
UBAWA: Have you performed any of your poetry pieces on stage? If so, please share your experience(s) with us.
GPA: One of my most memorable performances was when I won the Moth Storytelling slam with my poem Bully(My Chocolate Milk). You have to understand that I was the only black contestant, the audience was 99 percent not black, and the judges were similar. To hear the crowd be in an uproar and not see color but my performance was awesome. You can go to my Youtube channel at hchise22 and see some of my performances.
UBAWA: What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of love?
GPA: Constant energy is what I think of when I think of love. You have an extra boost when you are in love. You can stay up late, rise early, go any and everywhere. It is that extra umph you need.
UBAWA: Are you currently dating someone, married, or single?
GPA: Married to Poetry.
UBAWA: Do you think success is a matter of chance or a matter of choice?
GPA: Success is a string of chances that come along and the ability and willingness to capitalize on them. For example, a lot of opportunities for authors are posted at night or early in the morning. I see them because I don't sleep much at night. So, you make the choice to take a chance on something that could possibly propel you wherever you are trying to go.
UBAWA: Inspiration for a new poem can come from the strangest places. What inspired you to write your most recent poem?
GPA: My most recent poem, Pose, was inspired by a beautiful woman that sent me a picture of her in her work clothes. Subsequent pictures followed, so I wrote the poem.
UBAWA: If you could go back and “right” any past wrong in your life, which one would it be and why?
GPA: I would have avoided any and all negative encounters I had with the law. After that, I would have taken more chances in my earlier years, like joining Drama Club in high school.
UBAWA: When you’re not writing, what are you doing?
GPA: When I am not writing, I am watching movies with my family, walking with Scooter the Beagle, or playing video games.
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.
GPA: Typical Day in the Life of G.P.A.
give thanks to God
check on my Peeps
check social networks
turn on Sports Center
retrieve the newspaper
drink coffee (at least three cups) and have granola cereal
read for an hour
walk with Scooter
check accounts that have to be completed and returns processed
thank God for the day
play lottery again
somewhere in the am, go to sleep
(This doesn't account for trips out of town, performances, or sexual escapades)
UBAWA: If you could create the “perfect day,” what would it be like?
GPA: The perfect day would be prayer, writing, sitting calmly with my love with no worries.
UBAWA: What do you do on the weekends?
GPA: The weekends, I usually travel to perform, do more writing, and watch a lot of sports.
UBAWA: Do you hang out or go to clubs?
GPA: No. I no longer hang out or go to clubs unless the club is where I am performing. A lot of flash dancing goes on, and my city (Chicago) has become quite violent.
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?
GPA: I would like to visit Africa actually, and I would take my Love with me.
UBAWA: Tell us about one challenge in life that you had to overcome. What was the challenge and how did you get through it?
GPA: The challenge I have faced and had to overcome is my moniker of Greatest Poet Alive. See, a lot of people, Poets and spoken word artists especially, get offended when they see or hear the name. But perception is the problem. You have to understand that I'm marketing myself to be more than a Poet who goes to local cafes and bookstores, both of which I do, but to be worldwide and historical. And ask any athlete, entertainer, etc how they do what they do, feel about themselves, and they will tell you that they believe they are the best. However, a lot of people haven't had the scope to comprehend this, so I have been shut out of opportunities because of my name, but I am a persistent man, so I push, push, and push until the wall is knocked over.
UBAWA: Before you leave, tell us one thing about yourself that we may not know.
GPA: G.P.A. is a combination of Langston Hughes' brevity in verse, 50 Cent's promotional skills, Kobe Bryant's focus, the Rock's electric person, and Marc Livingston's heart.
UBAWA: Do you host contests or giveaways?
GPA: I always host giveaways and such on my Facebook page, G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive)
UBAWA: Any upcoming events that we should know about?
GPA: April 29, 2013, I shock the world with the erotic autobiography, Revenge of the Orgasm which will be available at www.iblowyourmind.net and Amazon. YALP!!
You can reach GPA by:
Youtube Channel: hchise22
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