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i began writing poetry when i was 16 and i remember that the experience was a great release for things i could not talk about

We know this person as purplechaos

They have been a regular in the Late Night Poets Chat on AllPoetry since May 2014

i first discovered the room by being invited by a god (lol,nathan hill told me about it) and thinks it is a fun place to visit

They feel that the LNP Poets are … almost as chaotic as i am

They have performed as a spoken word poet in:  i have done poetry reading in coffee shops in OKC but that was ages ago.

The most valuable experience re their time in LNP:   the poets i have met especially miss Raven BlackRose. she has become a dear friend

You can read her poetry at: allpoetry.com/purplechaos

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Get to know our spotlight poet by reading our LNP Spotlight Profile Below~!

Name :    just call me chaos

Where do you Live :   southwest oklahoma just spittin distance from texas

Screen Name:   purplechaos

Origin of S/N:  it started as my favorite color and a favorite word but has become so much more to me.

How long on-line   over 6 yrs

How long in LNP ?   6 months

Age   40
Occupation : i sell cowboy boots and wranglers to rednecks

Education: i have a BA in photographic arts which i have never used professionally

Few People know that you are interested in: art and photography. i love alternative photo processes like cyanotypes and gumbichromates. they are a dying or dead art form that i will revive as soon as i win the lottery or marilyn manson comes through for me.

Favorite Author…  anne rice

Favorite Book…  an interview with a vampire

Top 5 interests / hobbies outside of poetry…

1) my family, i have two children, a daughter who’s 4 and a son who’s 15 months

2) music, i am never without it. i have a never ending soundtrack
to my life that plays in my head.

3) art and photography

4) old sci fi t.v. shows especially the x files and star trek

5) thrift store shopping

Favorite Sports/Teams: i love hockey but only if i am at the game so i have not seen it in years.

Favorite Music/Band : i love music ! but my heart belongs to green day

Favorite Movie: roman holiday (the original with audrey hepburn and gregory peck)

Favorite Poem:
“i could no sooner choose a favorite star in the heavens.”
that is a line from Ever After: A Cinderella Story but it suits this.

If you could meet any poet, who would it be?  j.lee hutchinson

What made you choose that poet?  he’s the nicest guy i never met

Current Projects: i have decided to turn one of my poems into an illustrated children’s book.

Favorite Quote “when people hurt you over and over think of them like sandpaper they may scratch and hurt you a bit but in the end you end up polished and they end up useless”- Andy Biersack

Top websites you would recommend

1.  shadowpoetry

2.  rhymezone

3.  thephotoargus

4.  DLTK’s crafts for kids

the self portrait i included is a serigraph of a negative of of a photograph of a reflection.