_We melt into each other's presence, creating puddles...of us. Love and lust become synony


Natives of Cleveland, OH, Jamille and Dominicque Smith known as the spoken word poetry duo LoveTies, met in 2012. After dating for a year, Jamille proposed with a poetry piece he had written for her. Dominicque wrote a piece in response to him and it became their signature poetry piece SoulTies that led to the creation of LoveTies The Art of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The Smith’s were married on July 12, 2014.


In 2016 they officially became LoveTies LLC after performing on many stages together. They were blessed to share a stage with internationally known Jazz artist Najee, performed at the House of Blues Cleveland, the Player Networking Event in Los Angeles and will be traveling to Dubai to perform in the coming months. Their body of work is extensive and ongoing since the birth of LoveTies.





LoveTies just released their first debut album Patiently Waiting. It was produced, mixed, and mastered by Red Luxe Studios (Delvonte Tate) and David Munford. This project was released on October 15th, 2021. Patiently Waiting is an album that sets poetry to music with a Soul/R&B feel to it. In releasing the Patiently Waiting album, LoveTies has created a new lane for performance poetry sure to connect people with the art of writing on a whole different level. 



LoveTies won Poets of the Year in 2019 at the Legend Awards; as well as walked away with three awards for the Ohio Poetry Awards in the categories of Crowd Favorite, Best Poetry Group, and Best Feature of the Year in 2021. This duo was also featured in Who's Who in Black Cleveland, Scene Magazine and Voyage Ohio Magazine. 


This husband-and-wife duo became members of A'C.R.E.W. (Artist’s Creatively Recognizing Everyone’s Worth) through its first production in 2019 . 

This couple has continued to grow in both love for one another and the beauty of spoken word poetry.