My name is Jay Mora-Shihadeh, thanks for stopping by today.
I have been on this crazy artistic ride my entire adult life and hope I have gained some valuable knowledge to impart with you. My background is primarily Fine Arts, with a concentration in Painting and Drawing, and for what’s it’s worth, obtained a certificate in Art Therapy.
Late in life I began to write poetry. I experienced a unique feeling that some entity took over my body and mind, and words (verse) kept hounding me. I had this same phenomena occur as a young child. At the time, I didn’t pay much attention to what was happening in my thoughts. Words didn’t come easy to me. I related to, and considered myself a visual person, it was my comfort zone.
I had journaled for many years prior and through this process, it evolved into writing poetry. One day I decided to obey the internal prompts I was getting and let it flow.
What did I have to lose anyhow? It felt right. It felt natural.
So, I will continue to ‘ journey on ‘ with a serious love of the creative process. My hope is that the end result, will match the love I have of this process and inspire my continued explorations- from the inside out!
I hope you will find something here that moves you in some way.
“Sir Robin” Published January 30, 2021, on Spillwords Press, New York, NY
“Ravaged” Published April 28, 2021 on Spillwords Press, New York, NY
“In The Hours of Care” Published June 19, 2021, on MasticadoresUSA, an online literary publication