Well, for starters I was born in Killeen, Texas on February 11th, 1988. I've lived in many towns in three states so I don't really have a home town. If I do it would be Ville Platte, Louisiana. I've lived there on and off for my entire life just about. And, if I am not living there I am there for holidays - Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mardi Gras, etc. A large part of my family lives there still including grandparents.
One of my biggest influences when it comes to poetry is music. Depending on my mood you may find me listening to anything from heavy metal to country, alternative rock to african drum music, celtic to spanish, blues music to the king of pop, and anywhere else in between. I am a drummer in a rock/acoustic band so drums are one of the biggest aspects of music for me.
As in many of you I am sure, my own life experiences at my young age are also a huge part of the inspiration for my writing. Nearly every poem I have written has come straight from my own experiences. I have only one poem to date that is fictional -- 'Am I dreaming?' -- even then it has a personal connection to me.