Poets dish out a taste of things to come

POSTED: 07/29/11 2:26 PM

St. Maarten / By Milton Pieters – The fact that poetry is not a dying art was evident on Wednesday night when a small group of poets delivered sentimental messages to the small but appreciative gathering at the final night of Summer Speaks 2011. The event has been held at Taloula Mango every Wednesday evening for three weeks.

Summer Speaks is designed to bring out the best of the best in some experienced poets as well as beginners was certainly a huge success.

“There are a lot of poets on the island and this was a good way to enhance the art form and at the same time make people aware of the talent that exists here,” Anderson Percival, one of the poets who is also a staffer at the Taloula Mango said.

Each poet had their own distinct style for making their presentation but also shared the ability to captivate the audience with rhythm, rhyme and consistency. The MC for the evening, Clara Reyes, also did an excellent job in introducing the poets of what turned out to be an entertaining evening.

Among those that made their presence felt was Stephen Rodney, La Rich Audain, Giovanni ‘Gino’ Olivacce, Peter ‘Jack stone’ Lake, Jurnice Richardson, Lorenzo ‘Sigma’ Gomez, Anderson Percival, Robelto Celestino Arrindell, Marianne Tefft, Lysanne Charles, Lenworth Wilson, Crystal Jones, Nkoszana Illis.

Rodney aka Stretch Rice, who also launched his C.D. during the event was instrumental in bringing the house down with two poems where he emphasized the importance of women in general. Thanks also went out to Michael ‘Myking’ Wilson and the GC band, House Appliances, lena Browne, Morenika Arrindell, Su & Norman Wathey and the management of Nagico.


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