The final feature of 2015 allows me to end the way I began, with a near and dear cousin. This time around, my older one is Newsletter 22’s feature. She is the kindest and most helpful person I’ve ever known – next to my mother of course. She gives all of her time, patience, and heart to any and everyone, no matter where they come from or what they’ve done in their pasts. She’s someone who has always deserved spotlight, but was too busy placing others into it. You’ll love her poetry, but first…
Biography of Lillie
Lillie S Davis was born and raised in the west suburbs of Chicago, Il. Her first poem began as an assignment for her Freshman English class at Proviso East High School. Soon there after, she realized the relief and pleasure it was to write. Pen and paper became Lillie’s best friend as she shared her thoughts on life, love, God and everything in between. A graduate of Tennessee State University, her collection of works have grown and now she’s decided to share them with the world.
Q&A Session With Lillie
Q: What led you to your profession?
Which profession? Haha. No seriously, to me I’m a Microbiologist. No one pays me to write. It’s just like breathing. I write to exist. I write to live. I had to write a poem in class one day and I felt so free. I never stopped.
Q: What struggles have you faced within in it?
Writer’s block is real! If I’m not “feeling” anything, I don’t write. I don’t think it’s fair to anyone who may read what I’ve written down if I write without feeling.
Q: Has your background influenced your work?
Most definitely. Usually what ends up on paper comes from something someone I know or myself has been through or is going through right now.
Q: What is a typical day for you?
I wake up in the middle of the night, go to work in the lab, write and read on break, come home, eat and sleep if there’s time. Sleep is overrated.
Q: What would you suggest to fellow poets?
Always write what’s in your heart.
Q: What are your future career goals?
I plan on running my lab, giving me more time to write.
Q: What do you do in your downtime?
I play my piano and hang out with my Godchildren.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 2025?
Close to retirement, setting up my house on the beach. A glass of wine, paper and pen near by of course!
Q: Do you have inspiring words you live by?
Always be yourself, you never know who’s watching. Inspired by your life.
If you would like to support this passionate and honest poet, order her poem book on Amazon. “Intimate Pieces” unites the heart and soul, helping you to feel the most honest of emotions. Thank you for sharing your time, your creativity, and your evening with me, Ms. Lillie. =)