Artform: Spoken Word Poetry


Born in Haiti, raised in West Palm Beach, Florida, David Delisca is a spoken word artist/poet, actor and comedian. A versatile artist, he uses stories of the immigrant / diaspora experiences and various human experiences to bridge realms of communication. He is a four-time member of the Toronto Poetry Project’s national poetry slam team.  He has travelled and performed across the country to share his words at many literary festivals and venues.  His work has been published in various anthologies and magazines such “The Great Black North” (Fontenec Press), “Basodee” (General Store Publishing House). David recently published his first collection of poetry entitled “I Grew Up Right Beside You” in February 2012.


David has the experience with sharing his craft to enlighten, encourage and inspire various amounts of the people through facilitation and programming with organizations such as Young People Theatre, Manifesto Community Projects, Unity Project, More Than Just A Haircut  Literature For Life, One Heart Canada, and others.

David Delisca

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