What is a Poetriot?
The word Poetriot is a word I made up in 2003 for a poetry slam event theme called “Words of a Poetriot;” an event which I was organizer of as a part of my “BajeYout” (another word I made up) Slams event series.
Poetriot is a mesh between “Poet” and “Patriot.” My definition for the word is a Poet or artist in general who stays true to his art form and his style as an artist, no matter what.
He stands up for what he believes in and expresses that through his artistic medium.
The word Poetriot to me is what Bootylicious is to Beyonce and EVOO is to Rachel Ray. That is my very own literary creation and I am very proud of it.
What is BajeYout?
BajeYout represents a very proud time of my life. BajeYout is a mesh between “Bajan” ,otherwise known as Barbadian (People born in Barbados) and “Youth”.
Under BajeYout, I coordinated over 40 events between 2003 and 2005; poetry slams, read-ins and workshops. I also produced a magazine with the same name; I started with two printed issues and then transitioned into an online magazine with very skillful contributing writers.
In 2007, my family and I moved out of Barbados, and I let go of the BajeYout brand, I was trying to develop.