One of the most important inventions of my life, the internet, has brought many things my way: boyfriends, Amazon, Groupon, navigation, a discreet way to buy personal items … But one of the most important things that I have found on the world wide web is a community of writers, authors, poets and other creatives willing to share their gift with the world. One such poet, a young woman named Navi Johnson, and I connected via Facebook after I’d fallen in love with her poetry. I am a member of a writing group on Facebook where many of the other members feel like friends and family.
If you have not realized this, one of the most vulnerable things a person can do is construct a poem, essay, novel, etc. In it, you are giving your readers your imagination and your emotions. Because writing is such a personal artform, connecting with other writers forms a familial type bond. So, it should come as no surprise when I saw Navi’s first poem cross my path that I fell in love. I was enthralled with her voice, I considered her someone I needed to know. And because I am so infatuated with her literary presence in my life, I must share her gift with you all.
Continue reading below for an exclusive interview with Navi! And, check back each day this week as we highlight the poetry of Navi on MMR!
Tell us about yourself! How long have you been writing? Are you published?
What is/are your inspiration(s) behind your writing?
What is your creative process?
Are there other writers/artists that you look up to/inspire you and your work?
Leave one piece of advice for other creatives.
How can our subscribers find you on social media?
My website is currently under construction but my Instagram is ms._navi. People can also find all of my work by getting on IG and searching #soundslikenavi. You may also find my short story series “To Be An Eve” a black post-apocalyptic story about a young woman determined to repopulate the planet, on WordPress by searching soundslikenavi as well.