Friday, October 22, 2010

Poet/Former Nuyorican Poets Café Host Nathan P. Joins Inspired Word Family

The Inspired Word, continuing its mission to become bigger and better, is proud to announce another great addition to the family - poet/former Nuyorican Poets Café host Nathan P. as Guest Host/MC.

Stepping to the stage in his trademark suit, cufflinks and fedora style hat, Nathan P. became the poster child of style, grace and class on the slam circuit in early 2000. With a voice that resonates bass, the sound of his words were as captivating as his words themselves. This talent and stage presence enabled him to become a Nuyorican Grand Slam Finalist in his very first year on the circuit.

One of his crowning achievements was becoming the host of the slam events at the Nuyorican Poets Café in New York’s East Village. Known as the Mecca of poetry, the Nuyo's Wednesday night slam and subsequently the Friday night slam were hosted by Nathan for a total of seven years. This feat makes him the longest tenured host in the café’s storied history. His talent as a host made him the standard that other hosts were measured by.

Among his other accomplishments, Nathan has been in two off-Broadway productions: “Be Beautiful” and “An Evolution in Reinvention,” produced two books of poetry: “Madness” and “The Colors of My Mind”: appeared on numerous CD’s, most notably his solo project “Chalklines on Black Asphalt” and created a DVD of a live performance at the Nuyorican Poet’s Café.

Whether it’s the in-your-face rollercoaster ride of “Madness,” or the twilight zone feeling of “The Bus Stop,” his poetry is often described as thought provoking with the ability to create lasting images in the listener’s mind.

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