It was the famed English Romantic poet William Woodsworth who once said that “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity.” Through his poetry, Aaron Woodson aims to bear his soul to the world, hoping to find an audience that can relate to and be inspired with his words.
Woodson is a former military combat veteran turned published author, poet, and radio personality based in Jacksonville, Florida. He has recently released his new book, “The Face of Expression 2: In Your Face,” a sequel to his acclaimed book, “The Face of Expression.”
Originally a California native, he grew up in Vallejo, where he attended high school. Early on in his life, he began to have an interest and passion for poetry, starting his foray into the art form by beginning to write poems in school. He also loved writing so much that he told his parents that someday he would publish his very own book.
However, Woodson had to put that dream of becoming an author on hold for a while. Shortly after graduating from Vallejo High School, he enlisted in the military. He served in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Air National Guard for 15 years. In his career in the military, he was able to participate in campaigns like Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve.
After a career in the military, Woodson had decided to settle down, moving to Jacksonville back in June 2016. Now at 35 years old, he is rekindling the passion he had for poetry when he was young, as he is establishing a career as an author and a poet. Since moving to Florida, Woodson worked on writing his first book, completing it in January 2018, and publishing it through Author House Publishing.
Woodson’s first book, “The Face of Expression,” is a collection of written reflections and poetry that sends the reader through a journey through his mind, giving them a perspective on his broad and unique perspective on life.
As Christian Sia writes for his review for Readers’ Favorite, “The author allows the reader to peer into his soul, to look through his eyes and understand that life is a struggle, but one we can take charge of and give perspective and a name to through the art of learning, of being present, of loving.”
In his book, Woodson writes pieces that are therapeutic, powerful, cathartic, honest, and passionate – never afraid to go into emotional territories of pain, darkness, and be brutally honest with his readers.
Ultimately, Woodson aims to be an inspiration to others through the works that he creates. By writing honestly about his heart, truth, vulnerability, successes, failures, joys, inspirations, and sharing it with the world at large, Woodson hopes that many people would resonate with his words, and inspire them to follow their dreams like he did.