(Sint Maarten, 1980) was first introduced to Contemporary Poetry in Atlanta by friends and found it to be very captivating. "The first poet that got me into the "field" was the Lady Herself -Jill Scott. This was during the fall of 2000. I then began looking at HBO'S "DEF Poetry Jam" where many street/underground poets performed fearlessly on stage. I then began writing my own poetry in 2004, as a means of releasing thoughts that were heavy on my mind. I began performing with Local Groups on St. Maarten and did various shows and presentations My style of poetry is mostly introspective, and very expressive, as I often delve into my own soul for answers to the questions of life."
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The four authors who visit the eiland of St Martin on behalf of Writers Unlimited, will perform together with local authors and muscians Marianne Tefft, Giovanni Olivacce en Stephen "Stretch" Rodney. The morning after this performance, the writers will perform at secondary schools on the island.
An evening with readings of prose and poetry by writer Nukila Amal from Indonesia, poet Jit Narain from Suriname and Fabian Badejo, Sonia Hodge and The Young Poets from Sint Maarten. Clara Reyes is MC of this multifacetted evening. Music by Connis van der Pool.