Real Name: Frederick
Location: London, England
Favourite Artists: Nick Drake, Marvin Gaye, Jeff Buckley, Elliott Smith, Pavement, John Coltrane, Beach Boys, James Blake, Fleet Foxes, Joanna Newsom, Beck, Panda Bear, Neil Young, M83, John Mayer, Simon and Garfunkel, Beach House and Bon Iver .
Most Inspirational Writer: I can’t really say; I can’t bring myself to read novels – this has been a problem since childhood.
Favourite poet/poem (published writer): T.S Eliot. He’s the reason why I still write poetry.
If you could be any writer ever, who would you be: Bleed Away
If you could be any flavour, which would you be: Orange soda
Why Do You Write: I always feel a great surge of happiness when I write. Also, writing poetry has helped me to understand myself in a deeper level than I thought was possible.
Favourite word(s): "Acknowledgment" and "Bless"
Favourite Writer(s) on UG: Sticky Tissues, SubwayToVenus, Spike, ottoavist, UncleRemus and Carmel
Most Helpful Critic: ZanasCross
What Do You Do Especially, to Find Inspiration: I normally listen to music - occasionally I would read a poem or an article.
Your Most Recent Work and the Reason Behind It:My most recent work is "One" and it’s about losing your previous identity (and everything associated with it) with age. It’s also about self-examination, in a retrospective sense.
Tips for Newer Writers: Keep writing and try new styles. Try to put as much of yourself into everything you write – eventually, your distinctive voice will be more transparent to the reader.
What’s your goal in writing: To share ideas, memories and fleeting thoughts with other people, through writing. I also want to be a better writer.
Final Comments or Thoughts: I’m honoured to win this award– thank you very much. In case any of you are interested, seven poems of mine (I have posted all seven on this forum) are published in this anthology: http://www.towerpoetry.org.uk/publications/the-twelve
My answers for the questionnaire were apparently too long for PM (sorry Dan.)
congrats my man. and thanks for the shout out
Congratulations, Bleed Away. And those are some fine favourite artists.
Well-deserved, good sir.
congrats good sir!
Because the script writer was an ignorant git, and there was no one who gave a reality check to the science. Seriously.
congrats Fred! it's about time!
Thank you all so much for the kind words
You got extra time you front page slut!