These Flowers Were Held By Broken Vases is an anthology dedicated to celebrating those who have survived the war with disappointment. The poems exteriorize brokenness, peel back the hardened skin of racial injustice and explore the roughness that leaves one tender after healing. These Flowers were held by Broken Vases is an execution of dainty and painful skill. This book highlights grief, but the true celebration is within the healing.
About The Author:
W. J. LOFTON
Also Known as @mrjamespoetry on Instagram, William James Lofton was born in Chicago, Illinois. The youngest of seven kids, he experienced the turbulent existence of being a black boy growing up in the inner city. Enduring the trials he faced through foster care and being relocated to the Southern Bible Belt, he has created a narrative using truths from his own life. At a young age writing rescued him. His passion for writing and the spoken word flourished during a deployment with the Army in Afghanistan. He is currently working abroad in the Middle East. As a poet, he has performed at different college and universities around the south, i.e.; Tuskegee University, Alabama State, and Auburn University at Montgomery to name a few. The poet started the spoken word group Pindulum while he attended Troy University, where he studied Political Science and acted as the president of the collegiate chapter of the NAACP. His talents have allowed him to perform for award winning actress and producer Jasmine Guy and Civil Rights Activist Juanita Abernathy. W.J. Lofton is the author of These Flowers were held by Broken Vases which takes the reader closer to the author’s experiences with heartbreak, social tragedy, and recovering from battle scars.