John C Sweet writes under the pen name: beingjohnsweet, living in Lansing, Michigan. John has been writing poetry, short stories since his early teens. Attended Central Michigan University. Father of Forrest Everrett Emerson Sweet who is 9 years old.
As a practicing Buddhist you will find John’s work to be very spiritual and enlightening, having studied under Tibetan Monks at the Dhammasala Forrest Monastery in Michigan. While still believing in Jesus, John has also sworn his vows as a Bodhisattva; a spiritual teacher to any who seek to learn about Buddhist Philosophy.
John is also a recovered alcoholic and drug addict. 3 years sober John is living proof and can attest to the fact that life is full of hope and happiness once one can shed the chains of addiction. Within his works you will experience many of the trials one is faced with starting over in life at the age of 30, 39 years old today John writes for healing, growth, enlightenment, and a personal form of therapy. Many have said Johns works to read like scripture.
Influences include, but not limited to; the beat generation; Jack Kerouac, Alan Ginsberg, and Charles Bukowski, transcendalists; Walt Whitman, Thoreau. Lastly you will find influences of Kahil Gibran, a master poet and philosopher in John’s eyes. John weaves many aspects of the greats into his own unique form of poetry, fresh, inspiring, electic and shocking at times.
John’s latest venture and passion is the writing of lyrics. His first song titled: Cold Blood was performed by the Indie band: Affirming the Consequent, a sweeping song that takes the listener far away and right into John’s world. The next project on the horizon is mastery of lyrical poetry in the hopes of being recognized as a serious force in the music industry.
Host of WSN Radio, one of the top radio shows on BlogTalkRadio inspired many writers and afforded them the opportunity to reach a global audience, bringing the art of poetry to the forefront of the mainstream media, with over 50 shows aired garnering over 120,000 listeners around the world. Johns concept of live poetry on the internet has spawned many shows that have enjoyed much success.
The Evolution: beingjohnsweet-InnerCircle Publishing
The Mala Moon
Lettin' it Be
Urge the Last Word
I remember the 6th of September
A Distraction into Reflection
To the Earth we fall