Despite being content to bare his soul through the written word, he actively seeks a level of anonymity, shying away from publicity while simultaneously posting heart-wrenchingly honest poems through the surprising medium of Instagram. This juxtaposition has won him favour with high-profile followers, who often repost his love-themed literary works. He's managed to re-enthuse people about the art of poetry in the most unexpected of places; among Instagram's holiday snaps and selfies, R M Drake's beautiful and sometimes harrowing words demand centre stage.
It's this break from tradition and unique approach to social media that made us take notice. With an ever-present affinity to love, R M Drake is our valentine's poet of choice. Exploring the link between romance, poetry and the scent of attraction, R M Drake pens an ode to fragrance, especially for Jo Malone London.
holiday snaps and
selfies, R M Drake’s
demand centre stage