elijah b. pringle, III

Location South Carolina & Pennsylvania
Occupation Writer
Website http://

About Me

I have been called an addictive giver, which is true. It seems to me everything is better when you share it, especially food. I have taken an interesting journey on my way to becoming a writer. By chance or love depending on who you ask, I have been exposed to much and encourage by so many.

Initially I have to say I am a dancer - motion has always been important to me and I have learned the other arts through the lenses of dance. I later was exposed to singing and became keenly aware of sound. And it seems I have forever been drawing or painting so visional is important to me.

My writing reflects my understanding of the rhythms in all the ARTs.

Why do you write?

the urgency
of recording my story
of telling another’s story
tales of neighbor
or foe or
sagas of unknown friends
not strange
but familiar these retellings
listen you must
carefully to understand why
gleefully painful chronicles are spoken
in still air
pray that your pen
does not run inkless on paper
inscribe with urgency comrade

Any favorite authors? Books?

I will list a few of the past great that influence me.

Anna Akhmatova, James Baldwin, Ernest Hemmingway, Lucille Clifton, Charles Dickerson, Allen Ginsberg, Langston Hughes, Franz Kafka, E. Lynn Harris, Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Pablo Neruda, Edgar Allen Poe, Claude McKay and Paul Lawrence Dunbar.

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Judith A. Lawrence – Jan 11, 2011

So happy to see you here. Looking forward to reading your work on Fictionaut. Judith

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