I’m Jeremiah Walton. I’m 18 years old, traveling cross country, and write poetry for Gatsby’s Abandoned Children.
I’m currently traveling cross country distributing my publications, and hitting every open mic and slam I can find. I’m attempting to broaden and promote the poetic community to those who don’t necessarily appreciate / care for poetry. Through doing this, I hope to promote creativity and creating for Self.
Busking is my primary form of income during my travels, and you may find me on a street corner screaming obscenities and visuals.
I was born Febuary 12, 1995. I began writing poetry when I was in 7th grade, but I called them “lyrics” because I was young, even more so naive, and fell into social pressure severely. I victimized myself in scenarios I had absolutely no understanding off, and wrote Blink 182 knock offs.
I ditched calling my writing lyrics my Freshman year. I was open about the fact I wrote poetry, and basically gave everyone who laughed the middle finger. Sophomore year I became enveloped in writing poetry, and began participating in the local poetic community. Junior year I founded Nostrovia! Poetry, and started hitting slams and open mics frequently.
My Senior year, having a better grasp of publishing, marketing, and social media management, I founded Walking Is Still Honest Press and joined UndergroundBooks, representing them and Nostrovia! Poetry at the 2013 NYC Poetry Festival.
The Traveling Poet is another publishing project I manage. The Traveling Poet accepts submissions from poets ages 12-25 in order to show that it only takes the right amount of effort to obtain publication, but takes bashing your skull into the brick wall of the collective voice again and again in order to be heard.
I try to fight indifference without succumbing to my own.
I try to write what I know, though I would love to write an advertisement for the sky.
If not poetry, create something else for yourself. Go skateboarding. Write graffiti. Write short stories. Paint. Do something that no one else benefits from directly.