Anthony Nicholas Gallo inherited his love of poetry from his paternal grandfather. In Anthony’s youth, he emulated the stylings of various rap artists; however, with maturity, he came to understand and connect more to poetry on a deeper level.
Once Anthony started reading and writing poetry, he could not get enough of it. He came to realize that the purpose of speaking through rhyme is to harness various emotions into a specific format that reaches an endless range of people. Anthony believes that poetry shapes the many expressions of human emotion in such a way that brings order and understanding, making personal emotion more accessible to others.
Once Anthony Nicholas Gallo understood the aforementioned, he began engaging with poetry on many levels, which included taking classes in school, reading a wide variety of poets, and tackling a plethory of themes. Anthony became inspired by poets and poems that inspire others. For example, the poem “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley was memorized by Nelson Mandela while he was in prison. Poems like this, the kinds that inspire individuals to push past the vagaries of life, are the poems that Anthony Nicholas Gallo feels most connected to.
Anthony is a natural romantic, and considers reading and writing poetry to be one of the easiest ways to express himself; however, if Anthony chooses to write a more romantic poem, he tends to keep it to himself.
An avid reader, Anthony Nicholas Gallo also finds inspiration in the words of others that are not written in poem form. Some of his favorite quotes include:
“A man is not hurt so much by what happens, as by his opinion of what happens.” –Montaigne
“Never be bothered by what people say, as long as you know in your are you are right.” –Anna Roosevelt Cowles
On this site you will find original works by Anthony Nicholas Gallo, as well as works by other poets that inspire Anthony.