May’s first book of poetry, Hum, was published in 2013 and won the Beatrice Hawley Award.
May said he first got interested in poetry while recording a hip hop album. With a little nudge from his sister, May said he rearranged two of the songs he had been working on and performed them at a poetry slam.
“The only way to grow is to do what you cannot do, and the thing I could not do was crowds,” May said.
May noted that his weakest moment was early on in his career as a performer. He said he had done well at a slam in Baltimore one year, and went back the next year to prove himself again.
“It was the first time…
View original post 396 more words