Interview with literary artist Jennifer Juan

literary artist

I host a weekly podcast, called “Sincerely, Jennifer x” where I read poetry and talk about creative writing, and I’m about to launch a second show where I talk about the people in my life who inspire some of my work.

Tell us about yourself and what you do?
My name is Jennifer Juan, I’m 25 and I’m a literary artist, focused on poetry. I write creatively, and then use various mediums, such as audio, film and printing to display my work. I’ve recently published a new collection of poetry, entitled “Home Wrecker”, which was a look at humanity, and society, and how we all interact, especially women. I’ve also recently launched a YouTube channel, where I’m publishing a series of short films based around my poetry, which I’m really excited about.

Who has inspired you in your life and why?
I’m very inspired by love, and what it does to humans. Humans are just crazy, sometimes, and I love that about them. I host a weekly podcast, called “Sincerely, Jennifer x” where I read poetry and talk about creative writing, and I’m about to launch a second show where I talk about the people in my life who inspire some of my work. The show is called “Jennifer Dates” and will be about how my adventures with love inspire the love poetry I create.

As a writer, I’m very moved by the work of Christopher Marlowe, Maya Angelou, and Carol Ann Duffy. I’m really inspired by music too. I love to listen to music when I’m writing. Stuff like The Beach Boys, Frank Wilson, Selena Quintanilla and The Glories. I love vintage music, because it has an idealistic quality. It was made before everything was truly broken, and it eases my mind and helps me focus.

What is your greatest achievement so far?
Publishing my most recent book “Home Wrecker”. I was a little nervous about it, because some of it was very personal, but I got some really kind reviews, and it’s doing well, so I’m really proud of that. It’s probably my favourite thing I’ve done right now. I’d also say the release of my debut single “Past Preston”. I adore music, and so I was really happy to be able to have something I composed finally being released. Knowing that people all over the world have heard it means so much to me.

Do you have any tips for our readers that are trying to break in the industry?
Don’t compare yourself and your progress to other people. I spent so much of my life doing that, and it’s exhausting. Also, always be polite. It costs nothing but means everything.


http://jenniferjuan.com

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