A budding Poet and Writer, as early as the third grade when he composed his very first poem, Florida raised writer Anthony Arnold fell in love with words finding them to be a comfort and mainstay throughout his life.
Raised to be a reader by his Grandmother, he soon developed a keen awareness and love for Black History. He has a particular gift in this genre although he is one of the most versatile Poets of his generation. As an avid reader of all genres of literature, he has found a particular passion for Black History.
He believes his ancestry and the legacy of those who came before him, gave their blood, sweat and tears to make it possible for him to live a life of freedom and liberation. He is saddened by the fact that it appears the current generation has little knowledge of and doesn’t seem to know or speak of Family History, especially Black History.
He hopes through his writing he is able to educate others more about the historical significance of the challenges African Americans as well as the contribution of African Americans throughout history including those events which are very rarely discussed or taught in public schools, such as African American roles in the Civil War. He hopes to shed more light on the strength of Black People throughout history. Although his writing passion is focused a great deal on his own African American Culture Anthony Arnold has a deep love for all mankind that grew during his service to his country.
Anthony Arnold has proudly retired from service in the US Air Force. During his career he was awarded numerous medals, including the Air Force Achievement Medal, The Air force Commendation medal, the Meritorious Service Medal and many more.
He was also awarded the 2015 National Poetry Awards Freedom poet of the year, and the 2018 Black History Month Poet. Anthony is a humble man that uses poetry to express what he knows, believes and passionately feels about culture and history.