The Soul of a Poet

The Soul of a Poet

He had authored multiple novels and employed an agent to look if he may want to get them published. “i were given a phone call, and it seems my agent turned into a fraud,” atkinson says. “he become promoting different people’s manuscripts as his personal, and he changed into prosecuted. This turned into for the duration of the very time i was seeking to decide what to do with my existence.” it’s not unexpected, then, that he ended up turning into a attorney. His profession delivered him to florida in 1980, in which he subsequently became a federal prosecutor for the middle district and head of the narcotics segment. “while you’re a prosecutor for 20 years, the reality is a lot stranger than fiction,” he says. “i was fortunate — or unfortunate, depending in your view — to have been an on-call prosecutor. I’ve in all likelihood been to 2 hundred autopsies. You get the tale that in no way gets posted inside the paper.” so atkinson took up writing once more. This time, he focused on his interest in poetry as a manner of dealing with some of the unsettling scenarios wherein he found himself. He’s written about prosecuting a serial killer and about a case in which a young mother turned into murdered on christmas. “poetry is a manner of handling emotional things,” he says, “a way of expressing and venting robust emotions.” but poetry isn’t just a launch — it additionally blessings atkinson’s modern practice with forizs & dogali. “i’ve always liked beginning and ultimate statements,” he says. “i write them as loose-verse poetry. [writing skills] permit me to place emphasis where it belongs, have suitable pace and rhythm, create a dramatic and thrilling presentation, and stumble upon persuasively.”