About ~ Who Is “Maxwanette A Poetess?” ✍🏾✍🏾✍🏾

Maxwanette A Poetess {aka: Max A Poetess / M.A.M.}

Poetry, Language Of the Soul’s Contact:  maxapoetess@yahoo.com

“I’ve had more than enough negativity in my life.

It’s time to try on some positivity and level the playing field, lol!

The goal is to find an even balance.”


“Who Is ~ Maxwanette A. Poetess {aka: M.A.M./Max A. Poetess}?”

Born in Brooklyn, NY to Jamaican-Born & Migrated parents

(Her Mother was a published poet: Hyacinth W.),


Maxwanette was reading on a High School level, by the age of 3 and started writing Poetry, at the age of 5 (Kindergarten~Public School 316, Elijah J. Stroud Elementary, Brooklyn, NY). Her first piece was a Haiku. She was so tickled by this form of Poetry, that she wrote many Haikus daily, driving her teachers and Mother crazy, lol!


By the age of 8 (3rd Grade), her writing was already getting noticed in her Public School.  By the time Maxwanette was 10 years of age (5th Grade), she participated in her Public Schools poetry contest & won an award for her budding poetic talents. Her favorite subjects were, of course, reading & writing. Maxwanette performed at her first poetry recital (at The Muse, Brooklyn, NY) held by her Mother, by the age of 12. By the time she reached 6th & 7th Grades, Maxwanette was solid & firm, that Poetry was her life. She’s been writing ever since. Maxwanette is more of a “Free-Style” Poet. She follows no particular form and or style, she goes with the flow.


“My experiences in life, have also taught me to see love in places, people and things that otherwise one may overlook. I had to find myself, my foundation within the storm. The beauty of a sunrise, the setting of the moon, babbling of brooks, children laughing ~ never too soon. The essence of a flower, which powers the very existence of life. The warmth of a smile, the touch of a hug, ensuring that things are alright. A simple Hello or Good-Morning…Just because. Life is so full of this thing called LOVE. See, like that, lol! I can write about everything and anything. I simply write what my Soul feels.” …


So, Maxwanette, what is the real purpose of your page, social media outlets, etc., What makes you any different from the rest of them?

“I don’t really pay attention to differences and all that. I really have no expectations. I’m not expecting anything at all. I love, love, energy, life, existing, simply being. In sharing my poems, they have indeed become the language in which my Soul speaks. It is in prose, that my thoughts, feelings, and pineal view are most expressive. Some people write journals, I write Poetry, lol! It’s also been very therapeutic for me. It is on pen and paper, that I am the freest. If I can help soothe the Soul of even 1 person, letting them know that life matters, they matter, we matter and they’re not alone, and we’re in this thing called life together… I know what you’re going through because I’m living too, we need to remember to “Share the Love”, because it’s a real thing that is forever needed, the best cushion in life, then I’ve fulfilled my purpose in this existence.

Even if that 1 Soul is my own.”

There are 2 Volumes of Poetry,

Written by this extraordinary, poetic wordsmith;

“Poetry, Language Of the Soul”, Volume I.



“The Poetic Storm”, Volume II. (currently in the making)

Maxwanette’s Poetry may cause a reaction and or response. Either or, the fact that it causes one to think and or feel? Is more than enough, says the Poetess. Many of her pieces are reflective of her own “personal” experiences and that of others. The Poetess stated, “It is those experiences within this Universe, that are expressed in my poetry.” The Artist uses some of her own pictures (of self and her surroundings) because it gives a more personal view to her words.

If her Poetry strikes a chord? Then she kindly suggests that you,

“Speak to your Soul…And Listen.”

“Namaste & One Love”💖💛💚

45by Androo’s Art  




  • “The Little Things,” Our Times Newspaper, pg. 11, March 2015
  • Alone Again” pg.60, “One Step Over Please” pg. 119, “As I Rise to Face the New Day” pg. 127, “Freedom” pg.134, “Cleaning-Up” pg. 160, Soul Vomit, Domestic Violence Aftermath, 2014
  • “Where Have All the People Gone?” The National Library of Poetry, March 1987-1997
  • “Where Have All the People Gone?” World of Poetry, April 1990
  • “War…Why?” World of Poetry, November 1987


Writing History

  • Freelance Writer – Poetry Corner, Our Times Newspaper – Pg. 11, March 2015
  • Freelance Writer – World of Poetry, 1990, 1988, and 1987
  • Freelance Writer – The National Library of Poetry, 1997


Writing Awards

  • In Appreciation Certificate, World of Poetry, 1990
  • Award of Merit Certificate, World of Poetry, 1990
  • Golden Poet Award, World of Poetry, 1988
  • Award of Merit Certificate, World of Poetry 1987
  • Certificate of Award in English, Junior High School 117, 1985
  • Outstanding Achievement in English (Writing), New York City Association of English, 1984
  • 1st Place Certificate of Award for Creative Writing Poetry Contest, Patrolman Elijah G. Stroud School (Public School 316), 1982
  • Certificate of Award for Writing, Patrolman Elijah G. Stroud School (Public School 316), 1980


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2 thoughts on “About ~ Who Is “Maxwanette A Poetess?” ✍🏾✍🏾✍🏾

    • Hi Megha! You’re very welcome. Seeing how my Mother was a Published Poet, it wasn’t that difficult. Also being able to read at a high level at an early age helped. Not to leave out, how adamant my Mother was about reading & writing. In school this became a great advantage for me. I thank you for your praise, but I owe it all to Mom.
      “Namastè & One Love”❤️💛💚

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