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Jones preaches the pros and cons of living in Milwaukee

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Sebastian Jones, a young poet from Milwaukee, makes his debut into the writing world with his poetry book entitled “1987,” the year that he was born. He writes about the ups and downs about living in Milwaukee. His poetry is beautifully written and heartbreaking.

Jones has been writing since he was 16. His inspirations include, Muhammad Ali and Tupac. When asked what his favorite poem was, he answered, “‘The Rose that Grew from the Concrete’ by Tupac.”

Jones reminisced about his favorite work by stating,  “The name of the poem is ‘Nature.’ I wrote it when I was 14. It was the first poem I’d ever written. It was a class contest and I won. My teacher wanted to enter it in a world-wide contest, and I won that as well.”

Jones credits his 10 year-old daughter, Ka’mara, for his inspiration.

When asked where he sees himself in 10 years, Jones answered, “Honestly, I would love to write full time. I would love to have my own publication company, where I can publish my own material.”

Jones is currently working on a children’s book. It is entitled “Denise’s Journey.” He is hoping to have it released this August.

Jones’ advice to aspiring writers is to keep writing and never give up.

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Jones preaches the pros and cons of living in Milwaukee