Tavares J. Bussey is an American poet and writer, born in Edgefield, SC in 1981. He is an artist who writes to heal, to empower, to encourage and to give voice to human experiences that many fear giving voice to. His hope is that one person reads his work and decides not to give up on life but instead makes the victorious choice to affirm and pursue life. He is an encourager at heart and loves to see others around him succeed with joy and peace. He is an educator and a freelance creative writer and currently resides in New Haven, CT.