By Linda Titel
Black Creek local, Nick Berg, has been writing poems since 1986. He currently has three poetry books published, “Golden Poet’s Variety Poems,” “The Power of Poetry” and “The Magic of Poetry.”
Berg writes about his life experiences, which is a variety of things from nature, religion, family celebrations, animals, holidays, and many more.
Berg also was a musician, he played keyboards and drums and has even written songs which he plans to incorporate into poems.
Berg said his biggest inspiration is Freddie Mercury from Queen, who he thinks is a master of lyrics and song writer. Berg likes to write about things that make people smile.
Berg has won many awards for his poetry and has even been featured at the Franklin, Germany Book Fair. His awards include, the Golden Poet Award, the Silver Poet Award and the Award of Merit.
Berg said, “If someone picks up one of my books, reads my poems that made them smile, or laugh that is what my books are all about, so people can escape from their everyday life for a while and enjoy my words.
He enjoys writing, he said it doesn’t seem like work to him because it is so much fun for him to loop words together to create a poem. His poems are profoundly personal and he writes from the heart.
Berg’s books are a pleasure to read and they can be found at the Black Creek Library or you can order them online at www.rosedogbookstore.com or call 1-800-834-1803.