Poet's Corner

I am living poet

I am a living poet
I have not yet expired
I want to be hired to perform

I am living poet
I was born not too long ago
I just thought you should know

I am not part of the dead poets network or society
I won’t go down or die quietly
Yes I am available for book signings
and general book publishing
Please people of the world see my talent
My verse is worth a pound or two
I feel a publisher is due
at my doorstep
I have written many poems
not just a few
and death has granted me a decade or two
to live and perform

I am living poet please feed me I am starving
I can’t survive on stardust and air
Please show me you care
I sit in my underwear
writing poems to people who usually give me blank stares
But when they hear me perform their ears and eyes perk up
My poetry needs to go through tills and shopping carts
Yes it is art
Please buy it rather than just staring at the front cover.

By Daniel Hooks
AKA Alienpoet on Facebook

About the author

Dan Hooks

Hi there my name is Dan Hooks and I am a poet.

My poetry has many diverse themes from madness to the mundane, from fantasy and fable to philosophical and the darkness of reality (whatever that is).

I have been writing since I was 18 and have inspired other artists such as Benjamin Heine who created an piece of art work called”filled with fire” from my poem called “Freedom”. That poem was inspired from a quote from Nelson Mandela saying “we are free to be free”. Writing I find is a collaborative process.

I have also written other poems which have been used in language courses in America, Canada and Australia. One of which is called “poem on identity” and the other one is “Antithesis”.

I have a soundcloud account in which I post poems to music and my spoken word pieces. I find spreading my work on various social media platforms really useful for presenting my work.

I am also fond of travelling and have climbed Mount Fuji in Japan visited Finland skied in both USA in keystone Colorado and Whistler in Canada. I find perspective can be found in travelling to other countries and it also helps you appreciate other cultures as well your own.