Monya Williams is a native of Jacksonville, Florida where she resides with her life partner Cindy Williams. She’s published works entitled Poetically Speaking, Crying Hearts, and Love, Lust or Lies and has been published in various publications domestic and foreign. As an author, poet, motivational speaker and woman of faith, Monya tries to bring healing, peace, encouragement and inspirations to those whose lives she may reach, living by her personal philosophy: “As long as I’m alive I can achieve anything.” She continues to strive and overcome every obstacle that she may have to face with the intuitiveness of her own words. The words that you read are real - no smoke. She often tries to be the voice of the people because there are times where we want to say things but just don’t quite know how to say it. Monya is ecstatic and knows that you will be elated when reading this book. She has poured her heart, mind, body and soul into these poems.
About her book, “My Eyes Saw More Than My Heart Could Handle”
Elegantly designed, incisively written raw in its honesty, profound in its insights “My Eyes Saw More Than My Heart Could Handle” is not simply the story of an individual artist but a crucial book of poetry itself. The poems are passionate, sometimes angry, out spoken and often compelling. Her talent is unbounded - an intimidating raw force that commands attention and respect. She is an eloquent and honorable role model and her poetry is a perfect example of her depth as a human being. A powerful poet that speaks to all audiences, her perspective takes love and life to another level. Her gift of storytelling is indomitable and vibrant. Monya Williams’s most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered at an early age due to the deferment of a dream. My Eyes Saw More Than My Heart Could Handle gives the reader a harrowing portrait of the rough worlds of Monya navigating through her riveting exploration through her life’s journey. So thoroughly engrossing, it speaks from a cultural viewpoint. Monya Williams distinguishes herself here as a true artist and a writer of deep talent. This book is the story of an artist in constant evolution, one who embodies the strength of the brilliant woman who doesn’t pacify the daunting ills life has to offer.
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