Looking for a poet to be a featured performer for your slam or open mic with a performance of around 30 minutes?
Romero can also perform solo for a period up to 2 hours, entertaining your student body with his poems, stories, and slideshow featuring personal photographs as well as images from history and current events.
Looking for workshops to engage students to write about the issues that matter and the issues that matter to them?
Romero leads workshops that teach writing techniques and performance skills, promote critical thinking around social issues, encourage attendees to open themselves up emotionally, and learn how to set goals and how to achieve them.
Looking for a unique speaker who will present social justice issues in a way that is both challenging for the expert and immediately engaging for the novice?
For audiences who would like to explore certain issues in greater depth than would be addressed in a performance, and would prefer to forego the interactivity of a workshop, Romero's presentations will educate, entertain, and inspire.
"Undocumented Football" by David A. Romero
"Undocumented Football" by David A. Romero
"My Name Is Romero" by David A. Romero
"Make Me More Mexican" by David A. Romero
"Cheese Enchiladas" by David A. Romero
Poet David A. Romero, Author of My Name Is Romero
"Basketball with Edgar Allan Poe" by David A. Romero
"Diamond Bars" by David A. Romero
"Open Letter to Edward James Olmos" by David A. Romero
David A. Romero is a Mexican-American spoken word artist from Diamond Bar, CA. Romero is the author of My Name Is Romero (FlowerSong Press), a book reviewed by Gustavo Arellano (¡Ask a Mexican!), Curtis Marez (University Babylon), and founding member of Ozomatli, Ulises Bella. Romero has received honorariums from nearly a hundred colleges and universities in thirty-four different states in the USA and has performed live in Mexico, Italy, and France. Romero's work has been published in literary magazines in the United States, Mexico, England, Scotland, and Canada. Romero has opened for Latin Grammy winning bands Ozomatli and La Santa Cecilia. Romero's work has been published in anthologies alongside poets laureate Joy Harjo, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Luis J. Rodriguez, Jack Hirschman, and Tongo Eisen-Martin. Romero has won the Uptown Slam at the historic Green Mill in Chicago; the birthplace of slam poetry. Romero's poetry deals with family, identity, social justice issues, and Latinx culture.
Romero offers a scholarship for high school seniors interested in spoken word and social justice: “The Romero Scholarship for Excellence in Spoken Word.” More here: https://www.davidaromero.com/scholarship
Romero has been published in literary magazines: DURA :: Dundee University Review of the Arts, Literary Cultures, The/temz/Review, NōD Magazine, Black Bear Review, North American Review, Ocean State Review, SOMOS EN ESCRITO, Pine Hills Review, Grist – A Journal of The Literary Arts, and Angels Flight • literary west •; in anthologies: Ellos son nosotros. antología de poesía chicana (CCH Naucalpan, 2022), Reimagine America - an anthology for the future (VAGABOND, 2022), Good Cop / Bad Cop (FlowerSong Press, 2021), RISE: an Anthology of Power and Unity (VAGABOND, 2017), The Border Crossed Us: an Anthology to End Apartheid (VAGABOND, 2015), Revolutionary Poets Brigade: Los Angeles (VAGABOND, 2014), and Heartfire: Revolutionary Poets Brigade Anthology (Kallatumba Press, 2013); on websites: CounterPunch, Latino Rebels, Pocho.com, La Bloga, Label Me Latina/o, Public Intellectuals, Cultural Daily, and Life in Quarantine: Witnessing Global Pandemic (Stanford University); in newspapers: People's Tribune and Brooklyn & Boyle and have been featured on radio programs on KPFK 90.7 FM (The Pocho Hour of Power, Beautiful Struggle, and Poet's Café), KPFT 90.1 FM Houston (Nuestra Palabra), and KTEP 88.5 FM El Paso (Words on a Wire).
David A. Romero has received honorariums from: Arizona State University, The University of Utah, University of Missouri, Washington State University, The University of Memphis, Loyola University Chicago, University of Central Florida, University of New Hampshire, University of Massachusetts Boston, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Hamilton College, Drexel University, 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.