David Romero

Los Angeles, CA

Author's Bio

David A. Romero is a Mexican-American spoken word artist from Diamond Bar, CA. Romero has appeared at over 60 colleges and universities in over 20 states in the USA. Romero is the second poet to be featured on All Def Digital, a YouTube channel from Russell Simmons. Romero has opened for Latin Grammy winning bands Ozomatli and La Santa Cecilia. Romero's work has been published alongside poet laureates Luis J. Rodriguez, Jack Hirschman, Alejandro Murguia, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Romero has won the Uptown Slam at the historic Green Mill in Chicago; the birthplace of slam poetry. Romero has appeared in-studio numerous times on multiple programs on KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles. Romero's poetry deals with family, identity, social justice issues, and Latinx culture. Romero donates a percentage of funds earned from his collegiate engagements to various nonprofits and social justice organizations. Fall 2017 will see the launch of a scholarship for high school seniors who are interested in spoken word and social justice: “The Romero Scholarship for Excellence in Spoken Word.” David A. Romero has received honorariums from: Arizona State University, University of Missouri, The University of Memphis, Loyola University Chicago, University of Central Florida, University of New Hampshire, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Hamilton College, Drexel University, Queens University of Charlotte, USC, UCLA, and more! Romero is a graduate of the University of Southern California, a double major in Film and Philosophy. Romero is the former host of Between the Bars Open Mic at the dba256 Gallery Wine Bar in Pomona, CA. Visit his website, http://www.davidaromero.com/ for more.

Publications and Prizes

Performances: 
Cal Poly Pomona
(2013)
, California Lutheran University
(2016)
, Carleton College
(2017)
, Champlain College
(2013)
, Chapman University
(2012)
, Drexel University
(2014)
, El Centro Cultural de Mexico
(2012)
, Hamilton College
(2016)
, Hampden-Sydney College
(2017)
, Loyola Marymount University
(2011)
, Loyola University Chicago
(2015)
, McDaniel College
(2016)
, Occupy This! Poetry Event
(2012)
, Pomona College
(2013)
, Queens University of Charlotte
(2016)
, Shepherd University
(2016)
, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
(2016)
, Southwest Minnesota State University
(2017)
, St. Andrews University
(2016)
, St. Olaf College
(2015)
, UC Riverside, UC San Diego
(2013)
, University of Central Florida
(2013)
, University of Maine at Fort Kent
(2015)
, University of Memphis
(2015)
, University of Missouri
(2017)
, University of New England
(2017)
, University of New Hampshire
(2016)
, University of San Diego, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
(2016)
, Washington State University - Vancougar
(2015)
, Whitman College

More Information

Listed as: 
Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Mexican
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Fontana
Raised in: 
Diamond Bar, CA
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Last updated: May 16, 2017