Anthony Arnold, born and raised by his grandmother in a little town called Quincy in Florida, wrote his first piece in the third grade and fell in love with writing ever since that moment; writing has become a comfort and a mainstay to keep him focused. As an avid reader of all genres of literature, Anthony has found a particular passion for black history.
He believes that his ancestry and the ones that have come before him have given their blood sweat and tears to make it possible for him to live a life of freedom and liberation. Anthony is saddened to the fact that the current generation lacks knowledge and don’t seem to know or speak of family history, our history or black history.
Writing gives Anthony the ability to educate those that have no clue about the things that African Americans have faced and write of things that they will never be taught in schools, such as “African 113 Americans” and the Civil War and shedding light on the strength of our people.
Anthony’s love for fellow man grew during his service to our country where he served and was awarded numerous medals, including Air Force Achievement Medal-1986, 1993 and 2001 and many more.
His desire to show the younger generation to want to learn about where they come from and to let them know we are much more than what society has labeled us!
Random Thoughts: Reflections from the Mind of a Poet by Anthony Arnold…
The Grasshopper humbly bows, again!!! This is Anthony Arnold third book of poetry to be released and we are extremely proud of him. He dedicated this one to his late mother, Marolyn Martin. He describe her as his perfect muse for his gift in writing all the wonderful poetry.
There was no one more proud when my first books, My People, Our Trials and Tribulations, and Urban Musings were released. She was looking forward to the release of this book. So this book is dedicated to her, My Muse, my mom. I miss you dearly.
Random Thoughts: Reflections from the Mind of a Poet is the manifestation of feelings, thoughts and words onto paper with the heart stained in ink of Anthony’s essence on every page. His complication this third time around are not only profound, but heart wrenching as well.
In our opinion, Author Anthony Arnold may very well one of the greatest poets of our time and I am more than happy to come to know his work, his poetry!