Saturday, 18 February 2012

TheWordyPhoenix :: The Colour of Woman 2012

Went down to the St. Georges University Campus for a poetry reading on Thursday. That's a snap of the image projected while we sat in the room. I was worried at first, that the evening would be yet another collective fist pump in the direction of 'woman power' glad to say that it was not the typical cliche.

The pieces of the evening ranged from the genetic make up of woman to struggle, to love of child by woman, to love of woman by woman, to tributes to women by men

These are some pictures of my personal highlights of the show, check out a couple snaps of my favourite pieces of the evening

Jenna Nakawaga

It is fair to say wherever this girl is preforming i will find myself there, i am such a big fan of hers words can not express! She read two poems, a tribute to her favourite poet and a self composed piece, both of which took my breath away as she usually does! I honestly am at a loss for words i can not explain how much i love her writing, or her stage presence, i just wish she had a facebook page so i could like it 100 times and tell everyone about it!

Josiah The Prodigy Bayne

Poet/Photographer/Musician another writer i am a very big fan of. He has a way of dealing with old biting issues in a very new voice, that forces their relevance to be renewed in the mind of others. When this man takes the mic and spits, the room is shocked silent and forced to attention. They don't miss a word, which is exactly his intention. A man of extraordinary colour himself, there is no doubt!

Brendon LaTouche

When i say this man graces the mic i mean he does just that, he holds it with his voice and caress the air all around it, he draws you in and delicately but firmly delivers his message.


I can't remember this ladies last name but her art of taking her listeners on a visual journey is exquisite, even now i can see so well the leaps and bounds she took my senses on with her poem "XX not XY" starting from prenatal, to struggles fought, struggles seen and struggles sought.

At this junction i must also take the time to mention this dancer

in yellow and frills, Aklemia Rhonda Lucas who owned a Maya Angelou poem "Phenomenal Woman" in her own performance of it. This girls personality was too big for her skin! When she danced i forgot to breathe; she really truly took my breath away! I do not have any shots of her, (edit: Shot courtesy of Josiah Bayne Photography.) i wont forget her performance!

The audience was diverse, attentive and supportive and this helped us poets feel comfortable and well received. Thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting creative writing and giving the offer of your small door contribution to charity!

Here is a glimpse of one of the Posters for the evenings event.

This is a shot shown during one of the pieces that resonated with me.

And on top of it all the Nights Leading Lady

Donella Baby Ras Hosten
The mother of this brain child. This woman took care of her poets in a way that i find really admirable, it is not easy to organize these events believe me but this woman succeeded in taking care of her poets in a way the audience seldom sees. At the end of the night making it so that poets coming from the far reaches of the island, like myself, did not have to worry about how they would get home, this has a way of ending the night on a cherished high like it had begun. Hats of to her.
The Voice of the night.
Mr RJ Micheal (current president of the Writers Association Of Grenada) and Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

Unfortunately i don't have any images of myself cause I'm lying and i just feel shy and yes that is possible don't judge me.

To my fellow poets, those mentioned here and those unmentioned who i didn't have snaps of, if our voice continues to serve as a catalyst to positive change? Then lets never shut up...together ;)

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