We had the good fortune of connecting with Anthony Green Jr and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Anthony, what do you want people to remember about you?
More than anything, I want people to remember the work I left behind. The words I carefully crafted to document my time here on earth. Even if they don’t know me well enough to attach my face to my work that’s fine. I want my legacy to be centered around the time and care I poured into everything I created.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
One thing I’ve learned from creating is the importance of respecting the process. When I first started releasing my books to the public nine years ago I didn’t understand how important the creative process was. Through practice you develop better habits naturally and that’s where I am today, living and creating all while improving. My biggest takeaway now is understanding my artistic role and responsibility. I know who I am talking to, I know how to reach them and I have a sense of what they need from me. I found my groove and I want the world to know this is one poet you will always hear from.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I just moved to San Diego from my hometown of Charleston, SC. However, wherever I am I will find live music and the fire taco spots. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?