Author And Artist Amos Powell
I was born and grew up in Nottingham England, the youngest of seven children to a wonderful Jamaican mum Vera Powell.
Since I can remember I have had a passion for drawing and painting, I attended Haywood secondary school age eleven.
I was so inadequate at English, in fact, I was in the bottom class for English and most other subjects for that matter.
Despite my lack of academic ability I grew to like writing poetry which was even more of a shock to me because no one that I knew even read poetry or liked poetry, football was the thing.
I liked the sound and the feel of words, the way words would form in my mind and flow from my pen on to the paper, getting it from a thought to the finished article was always the challenge.
So I began to write poetry periodically throughout my teenage years and into my adult life until I had a body of work I felt was complete hence the book.
The Music Pulls Me Back from penning my first poem to my last the journey had taken thirty-five years.
In between poetry marriage, children, work and life, I managed to paint and draw.
I also put together a coffee table book, 'Where People Matter' which would be a great addition to any coffee book collection.
Even though I say so myself.
One of my ambitions is to make a living from doing something I feel passionate about by purchasing a book or just telling someone about this web site you would be supporting me.
Go to the Gallery to see more artwork,
Thank You for your support.