Welcome to Ark Chamberlain!
1. Does anyone help you to write poetry?
- Yes, friends and family.
2. What was your original childhood goal?
- To survive and become an adult.
3. Why did you want to become a poet and who or what inspired you?
- A teacher inspired me. I was sent to the library because I was being disruptive. I love words so it was actually inspiring.
4. Who is your favourite poet?
- Lowkey – he is an Iraqi poet.
5. How old were you when you started performing poetry?
- I have been performing poetry for twelve years. I started writing it when I was 33.
6. If you could be any character in a poem who would it be?
- The Cat in the Hat – Dr Seuss
7. Do you enjoy being a poet?
- Yes, I love it.
8. How did you become a famous poet?
- The internet helped out and t.v. and radio.
9. Have you ever written a nonsense poem?
10. What country are you the most popular in the countries that you have travelled to?
- Japan. They thought I was famous and knew all about me. Parents waved me off at the airport.
11. Have you ever been frustrated because you couldn’t come up with the idea for a poem?
12. If you could be any poet in the world who would you be?
- I’m not sure. Every poet is different.
13. Is your real name Dreadlockalien or is that your nickname?
- No, my real name is Richard Grant. There is an actor with a similar name called Richard E. Grant.
14. Have any of your relatives helped you with your poems?
- Yes I wrote granddad a poem before he died. He laughed and loved it.
Thank you for listening to our questions. You are a very, very great poet. We would be over the moon if we could interview you again.