“I would rather hate you than love you
Because there are some things that I can’t go through
I would rather hate you than love you
Because I know I can’t stand it if you turn up not being you”
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.