A must listen interview with the talented Jay Floyd. Mr. Floyd is many things: a father, a husband, a brother, a son, a poet, musician, and so much more. The Poet Who Watched the Whole Parade, the personal memoirs of Jay Floyd, digs deep into his childhood with chapters of spiritual reflection between each shared memory. This book explodes with laughs and tears, family, friends, pimps and the occasional psychological diagnosis. Every character has their own chapter, with poetic personal reflections sandwiched between.
Born Jason Edward Floyd in Cleveland, OH in 1976, Jay Floyd was the younger of two brothers, raised by a mother nearly forty years old at his birth; he absorbed a unique blend of generational perspectives, as well as intense tragedies. From his uncle's cocaine overdose, his brother's murder, finding his mother's dead body alone in her apartment, even reconciling with his father and then losing him again to a stomach ulcer, he was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but still believes there is hope for the future. Jay explains that although he has gone through so many devastating losses, he is finding a way to wrap himself in the love and lessons he has received throughout his life, as well as liberating from the emotional threads that kept him bound to his past.
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