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Intimate Conversation with poet John D. Evans

Intimate Conversation with author/poet John D. Evans

John D. Evans graduated from Morris Brown College with Cum Laude honors in the spring of 1996 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. Upon graduation, he worked for two years as a Business Analyst, Operations Specialist, and Operations Reporter for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in Detroit, Michigan. Longing for growth and change, he moved back to Chicago where he worked temporary jobs.

In Chicago, in the Computer Lab of Malcolm X College, John D. Evans began to publish his poetic memoirs. In the summer of 2000, he published Acres of Green and Oceans of Blue: Diary of a Runaway. He later published More Than a Club Kid: Man Versus Self (2002), Things That Make My World Go ‘Round: A Poetic Memoir (2003), How Deep I Can Be: Lessons and Confessions (2005), Diary of a Renaissance Man: Axioms, Aphorisms, Art, and Poetry (2007), and J.D.’s Groove (2008). Diary of a Renaissance Man is a Children’s Choice Book (2008) that has been chosen by The International Reading Association (IRA), the Children's Book Council (CBC), and 10,000 schoolchildren.

John D. Evans earned a Master of Arts in Special Education from Saint Xavier University (2002) and a Master of Arts in School Improvement and Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University (2005). He is currently a member of the Kappa Delta Pi National Honor Society of Education, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, Inc., the Poetry Society of America, and the Academy of American Poets. John D. Evans is pursuing National Board Certification while earning his Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Argosy University (Chicago). John D. Evans currently resides in Oak Park, Illinois where he continues to write and advocate for the disenfranchised. He is a Special Education Case Manager and Learning Behavior Specialist with the Chicago Public Schools.

Diary of a Renaissance Man: Axioms, Aphorisms, Art, and Poetry By John D. Evans
Portrait of a Man by John D. Evans
With veins that run deep in my soul
Vessels more precious than pure gold
A being, so uniquely defined
Beauty that cannot be denied
Full of life, hope, history
Of goodness, grace, destiny
From a perfect model, molded
By mighty, masterful hands
An awesome creature
No small wonder
I am a man

Ella Curry of EDC Creations chats with author and poet John D. Evans
Ella: John, what genre is this book and why did you select it?
Poetry is my passion.

Ella: Who are your main characters and what's happening in their world?
The protagonists in the poems of The Evans Poetry Collection (TEPC, Inc.), vary greatly because the author captures persons, places, things, and ideas in well articulated and crafted, lyric lines.

Ella: What impact will this book have on the readers?
Readers of all ages will enjoy this tribute to the Harlem Renaissance. It will inspire and challenge readers to experience classically inspired poetry and to explore their own creative literary talents.

Ella: What makes a successful author, in your opinion?
Continue to write. Successful authors keep writing.

Ella: Tell us about your passion for writing and your journey. What's new?
I am the author and founder of The Evans Poetry Collection (TEPC, Inc.), a series of classically inspired books of poetry, philosophy, and word art. I have six self-published six books to date. You may learn more about TEPC, Inc. and John D. Evans by visiting

Ella: What accomplishments do you wish to achieve in 2009?
I would like to be a poet laureate for the State of Illinois or for the USA.

Pick up a copy of Diary of a Renaissance Man: Axioms, Aphorisms, Art, and Poetry
ISBN #: 0-595-43209-3
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