In the Press
Damont Combs is Indie Author Legacy Award 2018 Poet of the Year, author of two poetry books: my poem…my riddle and A Touch Of Orange. We asked him a few questions about his life and art-making in Rhode Island for our series, Rhode Island Cultural Anchors.
Damont Combs, who graduated from Johnson and Wales in Providence, appeared on GoLocal LIVE to talk about his books, "My Poem...My Riddle," and "A Touch of Orange."
Rhode island Council of the Arts
Golocal LIVE with Kate Neagle
A Touch of Orange explores topics meant to inspire and elevate the mind.
In addition to writing poetry, songs, and plays, Combs’ art and passion for social issues have also led him to partnerships with non-profit organizations
Damont Combs a poet from Southside Jamaica Queens NY and a graduate with a degree in Computer Technology Service from Johnson and Wales University. Mr. Combs otherwise known as Mr. Orange has released two books of poetry: My Poem... My Riddle, (Prysmatic Dreams Publishing, 2015) and Damont Combs presents A Touch of Orange. (Kingdom Enterprise LLC, 2016) Mr. Orange’ has noted the brightly colored color at numerous venues such as Poetry in Public Places, featured at Café S.o.u.l, the 7th Annual Poetry Festival in New York City, additionally a guest poet on Helen Baskerville Dukes Living Room Conversations Talk Show. He also had an interview on Go Local Providence with Katie nagle also Mr. Comb’s had a Book signing at Books on the Square, food sponsorship provided by food4good. He has also had an article written about him in the providence monthly.
In addition, he supports many non-profit healing through art organizations such as Paint Love and Chill, “Naked Campaign” a mental awareness campaign. and “The Blue Rose Healing Through Art” A movement where survivors and supporters use their art to speak out against all forms of abuse. In 2016 he created Orange Live, poetry on the move connecting art and communities one area code at a time.
His books are available in Providence RI at Books on the Square, Cellar Stories bookstore, Brown University Bookstore, and Johnson and Wales Bookstore, Ada bookstore, and at Z and Shanes pop up shop in Queens. Mr. Combs books are also available online at combsdamont.tk or amazon by searching Damont Combs.
“In Life and Business! Don't let your failures keep you down, fail better each time till you succeed." - Mr. Combs