I’m a hemorrhagic stroke survivor who should have died at the old age of seven weeks. That’s not even two months old! There was a strong belief that if I survived brain surgery I wouldn’t walk or talk, see or hear; I wouldn’t be able to recognize my parents or know things like who I was or where I was. It was strongly believed by the surgeons that in all likelihood I would be a vegetable if I survived the first twenty four hours after surgery. Thanks to those amazing, pessimistic surgeons and my family, I managed to beat that prediction. With a normal high school diploma under my belt and working on my fourth semester at the University of South Florida, I live a relatively normal life; walking, talking, seeing and hearing.
Not only am I working on a bachelor’s degree, but at home I also take care of a Thoroughbred horse (not off the track; he got lucky in that respect)and a goat. Both live in my backyard as well as two barn cats. In addition to the outdoors animals I also take part in caring for my parents dogs.
I set up this blog so that I could get my poetry read by as many people as possible. I’m not one of those people who think: Oh, this is going to be easy; I will put my art out there and someone of great importance will see how wonderful of a writer I am, and BAM! I will be famous. That would be very silly of me to think that way. I do have a goal in mind. This blog is my virtual portfolio of the poems I would seriously think of publishing in a book. That is the whole reason I’m doing this. Poets and novelist get treated in two separate ways. The novelist, if he or she is good at what they do, can make a decent buck writing books. The poet on the other hand, has to toil away no matter how talented they are just to scrap a living from their work. So the work you see on my blog is what I consider the best of what I write from day to day; and let me tell you: I write quite a lot :P.
As far as how often I will post a new blog, it will be as often as the inspiration strikes me. Maybe during this up coming fall semester will change that to a more regular schedule (I hope it will).
If you want to read a detailed story about me, you can read it here: http://www.ahts.net/Corbyn.htm