Deonte Osayande is a touring poet out of Detroit, Mich. He was a member of the 2011 Detroit National Poetry Slam Team, as well as the SlamMaster of the 2012 Detroit Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam Team where he individually placed 5th in the Midwest. He is a two time Dudley Randall Poetry Contest winner, as well as one of the winners of Wayne Literary Review’s 2011 Poetry Contest and for the Define Your Legend Poetry Contest at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. He is co-winner of the Howling Wolf Chapbook Contest at the University of Detroit Mercy and will have a co-written chapbook published in the fall. He was a former presidential ambassador for that same university with publications including issues 16 through 19 of the literary journal [sic], and online publications with Curbside Splendor, Requiem Magazine, Quantum Poetry Magazine and Emerge Literary Journal.
Want to check out some of Deonte’s work online? Check out “Drains” at Quantum Poetry Magazine.
This show in our weekly Wednesday series takes place at the Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge. Doors for the show open at 7:15. The open mic begins at 8:00 and the feature performs at approximately 10:00. An open poetry slam in the 8×8 series will follow. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.