David A. Romero is a Mexican-American spoken word artist from Diamond Bar, CA. 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 Latin@ culture.
Romero’s work was selected for Arte Latino Now 2015 at Queen’s University of Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina. A workshop created by Romero, “Last Words: Giving Victims a Voice,” was presented at the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) 2014, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Romero has received honorariums from: Arizona State University, Loyola University Chicago, University of Central Florida, Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, Champlain College in Burlington, VT, Russell Sage College in Troy, NY, Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, TN, William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale in Carbondale, IL, Washington State University – Vancouver in Vancouver, WA, Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, Bellevue College in Bellevue, WA, USC, UCLA, UC San Diego, Loyola Marymount University, Sonoma State University, Santa Clara University, Chapman University, Cal State Fullerton, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly Pomona 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.
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