Author Welcomes People Into His Life Through His Heartening Poetry Book - Exit
Online PR News – 09-October-2017 – Madison WI – Kenneth Jackson shares a piece that radiates his love for writing and music. A collection of poems that accounts his memories about the past that cannot be forgotten and the feelings that pacified his heart – Exit.
Author Kenneth Jackson has always had a passion for music. He was only in high school when he started playing the guitar and bass. He had gotten familiar with songs from other artists and most importantly, his own compositions. His passion for writing came later after he had shown his talent for music. His English class back in high school became one of the most memorable moments in his life as his poem “Let’s blow up the rotten school and build ourselves a swimming pool”, raised an issue that somehow became a menace to their school. Jackson tells it all, from his college courses in jazz, piano, songwriting, and creative writing, to his recording back in 1985. Jackson’s turning point was when he was sentenced twenty years for a crime. He found himself writing poems back again to keep his sanity. While it started as his personal therapy, people who have taken a glance at his work liked them and that’s when he took a course in creative writing from UW-Extension. He recalls he could write two poems for every two weeks, narrated in one of his books entitled Best of Ken Jackson.
Exit is a unique poetry book that summarizes the author’s life – both his trials and victories. This book demonstrates an important lesson about how writing can become therapeutic and how good it can become as a companion in this world that is full of judgment. Kenneth Jackson welcomes every reader into his life as he discloses all of his emotions. A must-read poetry book, for all ages!
About the Author:
Ken started off as a musician in high school, playing guitar and bass. Coming out of high school, he knew some of his own songs as well as those of other artists. He didn't start writing poems for a while though, except in high school for English class, when he wrote a poem that said, “Let’s blow up the rotten school and build ourselves a swimming pool,” which raised an issue at school similar to bomb threats in this day and age. Then there was this dirty poem he wrote in his early twenties and he was still writing songs then. He took some college courses in jazz, piano, songwriting, and creative writing. Back in 1985, he recorded with a famous producer. Butch Vig produced Nevermind by Nirvana, a number-one album of the year in the early nineties. Then, in 1986, he started a twenty-year sentence for a crime. That’s when he started writing poetry. He took a course in creative writing from UW–Extension. He wrote a few poems and people liked them, so he wrote more. There came a time when he used poetry as therapy. He would write two poems for every two weeks. And that beats writer’s block. A lot of that stuff is in the book Best of Ken Jackson. He was released in ‘99 and put out a bunch of rock 'n' roll albums. He was also participating in a monthly poetry group for a while. He wrote one section of this book using a variety of student researchers.
Paperback: 24 pages
Publisher: XLIBRIS (November 4, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches