Persistence of Vision

Persistence of Vision

Nike Binger Marshall / Nov 14, 2019

Persistence of Vision When did you become a poet I recently saw this question on a blog and began to consider my journey to this place Writing has been my thing for as long as I can remember I discovered writing when I abo

  • Title: Persistence of Vision
  • Author: Nike Binger Marshall
  • ISBN: 9780984325511
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Paperback
  • When did you become a poet I recently saw this question on a blog and began to consider my journey to this place Writing has been my thing for as long as I can remember I discovered writing when I about 6 years old A group came to our school and taught us how to write haiku I wrote something deep and profound in those three little lines The instructors thought it When did you become a poet I recently saw this question on a blog and began to consider my journey to this place Writing has been my thing for as long as I can remember I discovered writing when I about 6 years old A group came to our school and taught us how to write haiku I wrote something deep and profound in those three little lines The instructors thought it was great as well as the other pieces my classmates wrote A few weeks later, they came back and handed out mustard colored paperback books to the class The haiku written by my class, poetry and artwork of other students were all contained in that book I didn t know little kids could create a book It absolutely blew my six year old mind I continued to write throughout Junior High and High School mostly as an outlet I was raised in a very strict household where children were seen and not heard Writing was the only way that I could clearly and freely express myself I put writing aside following the birth of my daughter and as many women do, I chose to focus on family needs, which meant putting aside my desire to write As happy as I was to be a new mom, I felt like I gave up a huge piece of myself I don t recall who said it, but I heard a quote once that said something like, if you wake up each day and can only think about writing, then you are a writer That quote entered my mind many times during the years that I was not writing About five years ago, I decided to get me back I picked up my pen and started writing poetry and began to feel whole again I was a happier person, but didn t consider myself a poet at that point As long as I was writing for myself, I could only consider myself an avid journal keeper I did not believe I could be considered a poet until I took the risk of sharing my work with others I started by sharing my poetry in blogs and received great feedback and encouragement from other writers Then I took the greater risk of sharing my work with family and friends It s one thing to receive negative feedback from a stranger, I don t have to encounter a stranger on a daily basis, but opening myself up to friends and family was one of the hardest things I ve ever done Family and friends can be tough critics at times, so when my family gave me praise and encouragement for my work, I was thrilled Now that I ve done the hard thing, sharing my work with my cozy network of online friends as well as with family, I ve decided to put a few of my poems together in a book and present this gift to you I m expanding my boundaries Nike Binger Marshall

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      • Nike Binger Marshall

        Nike Binger Marshall was born in Brooklyn, NY and is the second of three children She began writing short stories and poetry in grade school as an outlet to a very strict upbringing In her free time, she enjoys watching, and often draws inspiration from documentaries, as well as sharing little known black history facts on her blogs Following the birth of her daughter, Nike put writing aside to focus on the needs of her family In 2004, after a long break, she revisited her passion for writing and has been writing ever since One of the winners of the Delaware Art Museum s I Eye Witness Gordon Parks Art Competition in 2008, Nike currently resides in Delaware with her daughter.


    316 Comments

    1. Just received this one in the mail from the author. So far, I find it classy and creative. I'll post more as I read more. Had her as a guest on my blog talk radio show "A Touch of Grace", and found her to be an articulate, kind, and gifted spirit.


    2. As I read Miss Binger-Marshall's book I was enthralled. I love how her poetry flows and it takes to a place of wonderment and wanting more. Her poetry to her father is special to me as well. I am a daddy's girl. My father loved me like no man ever could. This book was written from the heart. The emotions in this book transcends race or gender. It was an excellent read and I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you for your beautiful poetry book


    3. If you are a lover of poetry you will absolutely love this book. I loved how she used pictures to help induce the feelings as you read each piece. She shares with us the emotional feeling of missing a loved one through her poetry…beautiful. As well, she gives us a history lesson. Overall she shares words that make you go hmmm…and make you think. I also liked the fact that she gave us a meaning of persistence of vision…hence her book.Every poet has his or her own style and I definitely enjo [...]


    4. I'm not a huge poetry reader, but this Author left me desiring more. Readers can and will find that they can relate to each piece on a personal level. Looking forward to her next publication. I encourage you to also follow her blog @ nikewrites.wordpress for extra reading pleasure!


    5. "Persistence of Vision" is my collection of poetry, published in November 2009. I am very proud of this work! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!


    6. This is an excellent read. The author spoke from the heart and it shows through out the book. Each piece in this book has its own personality, and will speak to you in its own special way. I highly recommend this book, there's something in here for everyone.


    7. Could not put it down, it was very heart felt and Nike is an inspiring and wonderful author and friend this is a must read for everyone.



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