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Jun 30, 2021

USC Trojan Family - One Mexican American’s Identity Struggle: Confronting Race and Belonging

Thoughts on speaking Spanish and passing as white all come out in a starkly honest Q&A with spoken word artist and USC alum David A. Romero.

USC Trojan Family - One Mexican American’s Identity Struggle: Confronting Race and Belonging

Jun 12, 2021

Ocean State Review - ART, IDENTITIES, AND REFLECTION IN DAVID A. ROMERO’S MY NAME IS ROMERO

David A. Romero’s My Name Is Romero is a funny, dark, investigatory look at what it means to be Latinx in our present moment. Romero also powerfully balances how one is looked at, looks back, and is constantly in the process of creating identities through the practice of art.

Ocean State Review - ART, IDENTITIES, AND REFLECTION IN DAVID A. ROMERO’S MY NAME IS ROMERO

Mar 23, 2021

Grist - Poetry Review

There are many occasions that prompt us to introduce ourselves: over the phone, in an email, at a business meeting, for a friendly get-together, on our first day at a new job. The typical introduction requires that we share our names with others, and sometimes this is as far as it gets before it gets uncomfortable, whether that’s because of mispronunciation or mistaken assumption.

Grist - Poetry Review

Mar 23, 2021

Public Intellectuals - An interview with David A. Romero author of “My Name Is 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 2020). Romero is the second poet to be featured on All Def Digital. Romero has appeared at over 75 colleges and universities in over 30 different states in the U.S.

Public Intellectuals - An interview with David A. Romero author of “My Name Is Romero”

Jan 27, 2021

Cultural Daily - David A. Romero’s My Name Is Romero

I have never attended one of David A. Romero’s spoken word performances, but when the quarantine is lifted, it will be one of the first things that I do. His work on the page is extraordinary, and I can only imagine the life he brings to it as a professional spoken word artist.

Cultural Daily - David A. Romero’s My Name Is Romero

Jan 1, 2021

Literary Cultures - My Name Is Romero: Book Review

BOLD, BOMBASTIC, BEAUTIFUL AND WHAT WE NEED RIGHT NOW.

Literary Cultures - My Name Is Romero: Book Review

Dec 20, 2020

The/temz/Review

In his new collection, David Anthony Romero, a spoken-word Mexican American artist and slam award winner, traces the journey of his search for an identity, starting with his name: Romero. He is not Romeo and is not Italian but Spanish or, more precisely, Mexican; his name is a reminder of the archbishop Oscar Romero and the artist Sonia Romero.

The/temz/Review

Dec 9, 2020

LA TACO - THE 2020 L.A. TACO BOOK GUIDE: 32 L.A.-CENTERED BOOKS

If COVID-19 was good for anything, it’s for reading. When the March rain and quarantine came, I got the chance to read all the books I wanted. This book list centers around Los Angeles and overlaps with creative nonfiction, poetry, urbanism, California history, music, and cultural studies.

LA TACO - THE 2020 L.A. TACO BOOK GUIDE: 32 L.A.-CENTERED BOOKS

Dec 7, 2020

North American Review - Toward Solidarity

Some Latino poets like Willie Perdomo dish out the grit of living on the margins with superb poetical musical cadence in his 2014 The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon: Poems. Other writers like Daniel Borzutzky—a 2016 National Book Award Winner for The Performance of Becoming Human—immortalize the monumental horror of terror and torture of being “Othered.”

North American Review - Toward Solidarity

Sep 26, 2020

Pine Hills Review - “We have a duty to our ancestors to survive”: An Interview with David A. Romero

David A. Romero is a Mexican-American spoken word artist from Diamond Bar, CA and the author of full length poetry collection My Name Is Romero which came out this year from FlowerSong Press. While reading My Name Is Romero I found my journey through the book to be tumultuous, parts I loved and parts that didn’t necessarily sit right with me.

Pine Hills Review - “We have a duty to our ancestors to survive”: An Interview with David A. Romero

Aug 5, 2020

Change-Links - Poetry

Black / African-American / By way of West Africa / Transatlantic slave trade / From American plantations / To the first private prison

Change-Links - Poetry

Jul 21, 2020

Angels Flight • literary west •

In two poems excerpted from his new poetry collection, MY NAME IS ROMERO, David A. Romero pays homage to uncles who paint cars and grandfathers who just want more time.

Angels Flight • literary west •

Jul 15, 2020

VOYAGELA - Meet David A. Romero

Today we’d like to introduce you to David A. Romero. David, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.

VOYAGELA - Meet David A. Romero

Jun 28, 2020

LatinoLA - Mexican-American Poet Releases Book of Poetry

In a world mispronouncing his name, or trying to define it for him, David A. Romero digs through his family history, his childhood memories, and stories of working people, to create his own meaning for his family's name. The result: his third full-length collection of poetry, My Name Is Romero, published by FlowerSong Press of McAllen, Texas.

LatinoLA - Mexican-American Poet Releases Book of Poetry

Feb 25, 2020

Telejaguar - 5 Questions with David A. Romero

50 states and nearly one hundred campuses many return visits. David A Romero is hands down one of the most successful traveling poets on the college circuit today. Whether its a performance, a workshop or a keynote, David A. Romero may just be your man.

Telejaguar - 5 Questions with David A. Romero

Jan 30, 2020

California School News Report - West Covina Unified High School Senior Wins Spoken Word Poetry Scholarship

Edgewood High School senior Yuriko Chavez’s poetic perspective on social justice won her the 2019-20 Romero Scholarship for Excellence in Spoken Word on Jan. 20.

California School News Report - West Covina Unified High School Senior Wins Spoken Word Poetry Scholarship

Feb 6, 2019

The Gazette - Sierra High School senior wins national poetry award

Imani Lige-Crenshaw, a senior at Sierra High School in Harrison School District 2 and co-editor of the high school newspaper, The Sentinel, has won “The Romero Scholarship for Excellence in Spoken Word.”

The Gazette - Sierra High School senior wins national poetry award

Apr 19, 2018

The Elm - Cultural Appropriation Seen Through Slam Poetry

Last week, Norman James Theatre was filled with the sound of poetry and music. On Wednesday, April 11, David Romero, a spoken word artist, poet, and activist from California, came to Washington College to host a cultural appropriation workshop.

The Elm - Cultural Appropriation Seen Through Slam Poetry

Jan 25, 2018

LatinoLA - Roosevelt High School Student Wins Poetry Scholarship

Sonia Arreguin, graduating senior at Theodore Roosevelt High School, and resident of Central-Alameda, Los Angeles, is the winner of the inaugural "Romero Scholarship for Excellence in Spoken Word." 

LatinoLA - Roosevelt High School Student Wins Poetry Scholarship

Oct 6, 2017

The Alabamian - Spoken word artist inspires students

“We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us,” is the slogan of the immigrant rights movement. David A. Romero, a Hispanic spoken word artist, used this quote during his poetry reading on Sept. 19 in the University of Montevallo’s own Farmer Hall to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

The Alabamian - Spoken word artist inspires students