William H. Stokes

My name is William H. Stokes; a native of Orangeburg,SC that now resides in Greensboro,NC. I have been writing poetry since a small child. My mother told me that I would always write poetry, letters and short stories for her. Throughout high school I always enjoyed writing. It just seemed to come natural to me. I can recall my freshman year of college writing a vivid short story about a scar on my hand and how it got there. It was at that moment I knew I had the potential to be a great writer because many of my classmates asked if the story was true. For some reason after completing that English class I stepped away from the pen for a number of years. My major was Computer Science and I was only required to take English my first year. Even though I loved writing I put all of my attention in other areas. After college I made some really poor life choices that lead me down a path even further away from my first love; my pen. After a series of life transforming events I decided to pick up my pen again, but my focus was writing to music. I have released projects as an Urban Gospel/Hip-hop artist by the stage name “Quiet Storm.” My passion for poetry has been reignited and I’m looking forward to a solid career as a poet moving forward. My poetry is full of wisdom, life and inspiration. My goals are to inspire the world through my writings and to cultivate appreciation for the art form called poetry. Click the link below to obtain my first poetry book, “Urban Inspiration.” - Be Inspired!!



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A spiritual collage. A collection of poetic pieces targeted at the community that is strongly influenced by the hip hop culture.

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