Kevin Creary started to dance, sing and recite poetry at age 4 and, although he is more recognised as a dancer and choreographer, he has been performing for quite some time in Cayman.
“Being a Dub Poet in an era dominated by songs and music can be really challenging, as not all entertainment fixtures are willing to facilitate this type of art. However, this craft seems to be steadily gaining momentum, thanks to events like Floetry at Books and Books, Camana Bay,” he says.
Floetry is a free monthly night for poets and writers to perform and takes place this Wednesday, 19 September from 7pm. Kevin says that it is typical for writers to share a passion for literature but in contrast Floetry really does extend the camaraderie to everyone in attendance including the listeners.
As a writer, he says, he tackles anything that he feels inspired by or is requested to write, from opinionated articles to songs, stories, documentaries, social commentary, political summary, news reports, poetry and just about anything his intuition suggests.
“Some poets will randomly mirror society with writing styles and themes that encompass a multiplicity of social or political fibres but there are others whose themes are relatively consistent,” he notes.
And while it is difficult to single out any particular topic that he enjoys writing about most, he may well have written more poetry about positivity and human empowerment than other topics.
“Like plants need nature, writers need stimulation and platform, environments conducive to intellect building, nurturing, grammar expansion and sustenance. Talent needs practice and a platform for the correction of mistakes; but what talent doesn’t need is confinement and suppression.
“I believe that it is cruel, cowardly, repugnant and sinister to consciously waste, conceal or subdue human talent and people who decline to develop themselves are pathetically sculpting their failure,” he says.