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A Conversation with Poet Byron Garrett

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Poet Byron Garrett was born in Baltimore, Maryland, but he grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. A virtuous woman, his Mother, who passed away in February 2010, heavily influenced him. Byron credits her for making him the man that he is today. He is proud to be her son. His Mother shared all of her love with him, so it is through his words; he shares her love with the world. At the age of twelve, Byron survived a car accident in which he suffered brain damage. The accident left him with uncontrollable Epilepsy and partial blindness. Byron has spent a large part of his life living with an illness that holds him back from doing things that many take for granted. Byron declares that being handicapped does not mean he allows his disabilities to disable his abilities. He says, “That’s where the writing comes in. The ability to share with words is one of my greatest joys.” Byron has done this with the release of his book “Songs from the heart, melodies of the soul.” Byron states that this book will touch your heart in many ways. It is all about the many lessons his Mother taught. As a single mother, she worked hard to provide for Byron and his sister. She taught him that no matter what you do, to do it out of love, care, and concern. Her love and lessons are mirrored in his poetry.

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