The Recipe Poetry Guild LLC


Theodore “Priest” Hughes and Desmond “3-3-7” Jones, lifetime poets and also veterans in performance poetry, came together and launched in 2005 as a duo poetry team known as The Recipe. “We chose to work in a team format to encourage people to work together towards common goals. We believe that by exemplifying excellence and teamwork as spoken word artists and activists we can influence change.”


The Recipe quickly became known for its dramatic heart-felt chemistry during performances. Incorporating multiple artistic mediums to heighten the socially conscious message they became known as Dramatic Art n Rhythm. ”We combined props, music and theatrical interpretations with spoken word.” Audience acceptance and appreciation led to winning many local poetry slams, opening doors to do featured performances around the Kansas City, Missouri area and nationally.


The Recipe has performed for youth programs, Fund raisers, Class Reunions, Theaters, Arenas, Churches, Schools, and Night Clubs.


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