Blog Log: Jeremy Papp, Something that Resembles Poetry
By Joy Davis For The Sun December 12, 2012 3:18PM
For Jeremy Papp, poetry is more than an ancient art form. Papp, 26, has been writing recreationally since he was in second grade and shares his poetry on his blog Something that Resembles Poetry.
Updated: January 15, 2013 6:16AM
For Jeremy Papp, poetry is more than an ancient art form. Papp, 26, has been writing recreationally since he was in second grade and shares his poetry on his blog, Something that Resembles Poetry.
Papp’s blog features original, free-verse poetry. He often posts multiple poems a day, which range from blunt thoughts on life to cryptic, metaphorical language, leaving the reader to interpret his words.
“I would just like people to read the writings and figure out what they mean to them personally,” Papp said. “So anything that people can take away from my blog, positive or negative, is a good thing.”
Many of Papp’s poems draw from his own life experience, which allows readers to see themselves in his words. From heartbreak to feelings of inadequacy, Papp covers subjects that many can relate to.
“The inspiration for anything I write usually comes from my own life experience or things I’ve seen people I know experience,” Papp said. “I think just the ups and downs of life are enough to draw an unlimited amount of inspiration from.”
Inspiration also comes from life around him, with topics as varied as seeing a homeless man in Chicago to the ideal of beauty portrayed in magazines.
Papp is a self-taught writer who has never studied poetry in a formal environment. Yet he gets ideas for poetry as he experiences his daily life. Many of his poems begin from ideas on scraps of paper or napkins. He sees the world through the eyes of a writer, which is something that cannot be taught.
“I have been writing since I was able to figure out how to fully form sentences and create stories,” Papp said. “Since second grade, I enjoyed writing about anything and everything.”
To read Papp’s poetry, visit his blog at http://somethingthatresemblespoetry.blogspot.com.
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