I began my poetry career at the tender age of 12 for an assignment in my English class. I remember the excitement of forming the perfect words together to impress my teacher, who was usually unimpressed. That moment sparked my love for poetry. Words flow smoothly over an invisible beat turning itself into a beautiful work of art.
I wrote countless unpublished pieces under the beloved name Kandi through my early 20s. Life happened and I put the pen down for 20 years.
No longer able to run from my passion, I dove back into writing in 2016. The love connection with poetry strengthens with each completed poem.
My poem, “That Space,” started the journey to becoming a published author. With no intention of writing a book, I wanted to get the poem copyrighted for protection. Once the copywriting process was completed for “That Space”, a publishing company expressed the desire to publish my work. After serious thought, I decided to capture my experiences of love and heartbreak and share those feelings with the world.
A Little About Me
I grew up in a small town named Nashville, NC where only 5500 people reside. Having big dreams and bigger goals, I relocated to Greensboro, NC in 2004 where I currently reside.
I completed my BS in Accounting at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. after settling in Greensboro for a couple of years. I currently work as an Accountant at a non-profit agency serving the youth in Guilford County and other surrounding counties in N.C.
Because of my own personal battles with cancer, I became a committed advocate for the “American Cancer Society”. I formed Team McCain in 2013 to support Guilford County Relay for Life In Greensboro, N.C.
Each year, Team McCain proudly raises money for those still battling cancer and to honor the lives lost to this disease.
I am a dedicated member of my family and always put God and others first. My relationships and others are the inspiration for all the poems in “Because She Decided to Love. Each poem is loosely based on my life or my experiences.
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Poet Katrina McCain