Patraceyyaad, which is the house of words and herbs, located at All Spice Grove, Fairy Hill, Portland, will be host for World Poetry Day 2013 celebrations, today from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Patraceyyaad, in its function as a writers' retreat/workshop base, will feature 16 Dub Trafficker poets, 13 of whom are original members. Three are recently registered.
The selected poets are: Habkuk, Bunni Izik, Ionvyacoorah, Kukumaka, Boom Dawn, Nkosie Spirit, Angel Faith, Black X, Nathaniel Fox, Star Man, Viva, Dianna Wright, Versel Thompson, Lee Laroy, King Anchor Diamond and Lej.
The format for the event will see a fraction of the selected poets inducing 12 hours of non-stop poetry.
Herbal culinary delights will be catered by the Epicurean poet Rassrod.
The poets will be accommodated the night before and at 6 a.m. present themselves at Poemtea for listening and reasoning about the recordings of Ras Pidow and Ras Sam Brown, two Rastafarian elders who were poets.
At 10 a.m. courage (herbal porridge) and breaking of bread dipped in a herbal fruit sauce will be served for the readings of three books from three of the featured poets who have migrated. They are:
1. For The Sake Of Magic Poemtry Is Life by Fitzroy 'Jagga/Viva' Cole
2. The Conqueror's Quest by Dianna Wright
3. The Suffering Man by Hopeton 'Starman' James
At noon, there is an open house to the immediate community and invited guests, including students from Cooper's Hill Primary School. The students will also perform. During that segment, there will also be poetry selections from Ras Habkuk, presenter of Poemtry Jam on Roots FM 96.1, and Bunni Izik from Izik sound station. An open mic will be around throughout.
To top things off, there will be continuous on-screen video documentaries on dub poetry.
At 6 p.m., the Dub Traffickers will be presenting.
A dub poetry dance party with the best of dub poetry selections will go from 8 p.m. to midnight. The party will include the performances of two community acts, Willock Org and Fire Lynchie.