Sunday, September 25, 2011

Oveous Maximus Headlines! + Writer Stephen A. Dantes & Open Mic - Thursday, Sept. 29

The Inspired Word presents the utterly electric spoken word artist/HBO Def Poet/musician Oveous Maximus, plus special guest author/poet Stephen A. Dantes and a 15-slot open mic open to all types of artists. Hosted by 3-time HBO Def Poetry star Gemineye.



Oveous Maximus is a recording artist who fooled everyone into believing he was a poet. He grew up in the Bronx and Washington Heights exposed to the richness of jazz, soul, hip hop, and Afro Latin music. An honorary member of the world-famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Oveous shares his own brand of "rap and spoken word." He became a National Poetry slam finalist three years in a row, is a multiple time winner at the Apollo Theater, has performed on the hit series HBO Def Poetry, starred in the film SP!T, and has recorded music with Grammy Award winner Louie Vega. Has released two critically acclaimed albums and is about to release his 3rd studio album, which he wrote and produced entirely himself.


Stephen Alexander Dantes is a prolific writer with seven published titles to his name - four digital, three paperback - and is due to release two more titles before the end of the year, one of them his first romance novel. The 28-year-old St. Lucian-born author/poet and certified Mathematics teacher holds the title of “Voice of the Youth” in his homeland as well as the recipient of the "Most Requested Guest Performer," awarded by the St. Lucia Writer's Forum. Coming from an island that boasts two Nobel Laureates, one of them – Derek Walcott, the winner of Nobel Prize for literature - Stephen resigned from his teaching profession to embark on his quest to take his own poetry to the world. For more info, please visit


When: Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011

Where: One and One Bar/Restaurant (downstairs Nexus Lounge)
76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue)
Manhattan, NYC

Phone: (917) 703-1512

Doors open for open mic sign-up @ 6:30pm Show starts @ 7pm

Cover Charge: $10


Please join us on Tuesday nights as well for our all-open mic nights! Same time, same place!
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