Author Shanteria “Poetizer” Griglen

In a sea of up and coming writers, producers, directors and visionaries – Shanteria “Poetizer” Griglen shines bright as one of the very few young African-American female writer/producers to come from South Florida. Widely known by her alter ego and pen name, Poetizer, she is an uncut, unfiltered author, playwright and poet whose passion for creative writing is fueled by her belief that nothing in life occurs coincidentally nor without purpose.

Her latest book, ​My Soul is Bleeding- Poetic Whispers has a monumental, yet achievable goal – to usher millions of people worldwide beyond their scars. One pathway there would be for people to become comfortable with being authentic and trusting God with things we don’t understand and the pain that comes with brokenness. Through the honesty found in this book, you will be inspired to walk in your truth and allow God’s power to fuel your flaws with purpose. 
This poetic diary is ideal for teen mentoring groups, young adult peer groups, or “just because.” In fact, when you gift this book, you’ll be giving the gift of motivation to forge through life with their heads held high and the confidence to process the purpose in their journey, be it good or bad. 

PWH: What inspired you to start writing?

SG: I honestly can’t put a finger on it, but I know during my years in high school, I was constantly making up these wild stories about relationships and have classmates in my fifth period English class read them and they would be like, “Wow, that was good!” So I kept writing them. I also believe being an only child had a lot to do with my imagination and writing. 

PWH: How would you describe your writing style?

SG: I would have to say it is authentic and comes from a raw place.  I write about things most wouldn’t want to share aloud due to perceived embarrassment or judgment. 

PWH: What was the inspiration behind your book “My Soul is Bleeding”?

SG: My Soul is Bleeding is actually the name of my first original stage production. It has taken on a life of its own, and the book reflects many of the issues that were displayed in the stage play – things like depression, rape, suicide and sexual orientation, to name a few. 

PWH: What message do you hope readers gain from your work?’

SG: My prayer is that my work inspires, encourages and motivates people to embrace their journey and build from their flaws, allowing God to turn their mess into a message that will impact others.

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