Originally from the rural village of Choiseul, Stephen Alexander Dantes is the featured poet for the Ponm Damou Poetry Slam.
Hate him or love him, Stephen Dantes will be featured on the Ponm Damou Stage this May.
He is an author and spoken word artistes who has performed at several venues in the USA, Canada and Saint Lucia. Originally from the rural village of Choiseul, Stephen Alexander Dantes is the featured poet for the Ponm Damou Poetry Slam being held Thursday May 25at 7pm at Keebees Sport Bar and Grill, Rodney Bay . According to Dantes is a youth activists and is best known for his poems, ‘Fair Helen’, ‘Rude Boy Reality’, ‘The Land the People and the Bottle’, ‘Recreating History’, ‘Country Boys of Darban’, ‘Where I’m from there is No Freedom’, ‘What if Juliet Never Found Romeo’ and ‘Ode to Love’.
Stephen Dantes is the receipt of several awards including
· Most Outstanding Youth in Literary Arts 2012, Choiseul Youth and Sports Council
· Most Outstanding Youth in Literary Arts 2011 (Government of St. Lucia, National Youth Council)
The featured artiste is the author of over 10 titles including
· The Enchanting Excerpts
· The Last Enchantment
· The love Doctor
· The Alter Ego
· Lucian Chronicles
· Silent Defeat Bitter Confrontation
· Soul mates | Confessions of a Stoic
· Letters to my Son
The event is free to the public and features a full spectrum of the arts. The stage is open to singers, musicians, artists, comedians, actors, dramatics and dancers.
This month a number of poets will be going head to head in three rounds of competition. The winner of the poetry Slam is reward with a prize from Phone Bay Inc.
We ran into Saint Lucian poet Kensley Charlemagne at Baywalk Mall. He was kind enough to share with us not only his poetry but also his plan to organise 100 Thousand Poets for Change Saint Lucia event.
Kensley Charlemagne writes beautiful poetry and he seems to have poems on stock for just any soul. You do not have to be a poetry fan to enjoy reading them – they are gentle yet straightforward and to the point.
He has now embarked on an ambitious journey to participate in 100 Thousand Poets for Change by organising Saint Lucia event of this global demonstration/celebration of poetry to promote serious social, environmental, and political change.
On September 24, 2016 poets, musicians and artists around the world will be organising poetry readings, music and dance performances focused on issues of peace, justice, and sustainability. The event will offer an opportunity for a peaceful global discussion on issues such as war, global warming, poverty, racism, gender inequality, homelessness, gun violence, police brutality, lack of affordable medical care, censorship, and animal cruelty. Individual organisers are free to choose the specific topic and focus of their local event. Kensley wisely chose the topic of RAPE, sadly all too common gruesome act in beautiful Saint Lucia.
If you are interested in participating please email Kensley at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out Facebook page for the event that will take place Keebees in Rodney Bay village.