Young poet eager to share her gifts

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 15, 1999

Victoria Nosser is a successfully published poet at the ripe old age of 14.

A freshman at Natchez High School, Nosser has had three poems published and will soon have 10 more in print.

She began writing poetry in the fifth grade.

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&uot;I&160;don’t even know why I started,&uot; Nosser said.

She said her first poems were written to friends.

‘Those poems were cheesy,&uot; she said with a laugh.

She wrote a poem in the sixth grade called &uot;The Wall is My Friend,&uot; and sent it in to a contest when she was in the seventh grade. That poem was published in December 1998 by Quill Books in a book called &uot;A Time to Be Free. &uot;

That particular poem was about loneliness. &uot;When there is no one to talk to, I can just talk to the wall,&uot; Nosser said.

Her second poem, &uot;Can’t Explain My Pain,&uot; was published by the Famous Poet Society on July 27, 1999.

A third poem called &uot;Insanity&uot; was published by the International Library of Poetry on July 29, 1999, in a book titled &uot;The Mystic Night. &uot;

Nosser admits that her poetry is &uot;down sided.&uot;

&uot;They’re not upbeat,&uot; she said, but they are becoming more numerous.

Nosser has now written 53 poems. Ten of these poems will be featured in yet another book titled &uot;America at the Millennium.&uot;

&uot;The most fun I have had with my poetry is when I read with famous poet Adam Miller,&uot; Nosser said.

&uot;He chose me to read. He said I have great talent. This was my first and only time to read my poetry publicly.&uot;

Despite her gift for poetry, Nosser said she isn’t certain she would want to write poetry as a living.

&uot;I’d like to go into reflexology and massage therapy,&uot; she said.

Nosser said she plans to attend the University of California at Berkley.

The daughter of Elizabeth Kirkley and Kenneth Nosser of Natchez, Nosser has two brothers, Peter Nosser, 13, and River Kirkley, 3.

Nosser’s creative talent doesn’t end with poetry.

She drew portraits of her teachers as Christmas gifts this year.

In spring 1998, when the cast and crew of the television series &uot;The Promised Land&uot; came to Natchez to film an episode, Nosser acted as an extra for three days.

If those pursuits weren’t enough, Nosser is also learning guitar and toying with the idea of starting a band with friends.

Even though she continues to try new activities, Nosser said she will always write poetry.

&uot;My friends have always been a big inspiration for me,&uot; she said.