Taína Delamar is a Nuyorican (NYC born of Puerto Rican descent) poet, singer, actress, writer and producer. A self-described writer since the age of 8, Taína was constantly observing.
Her short story writing as a child paved the way for her current poetic and screen writing abilities with an additional fine tuning by way of a BA in Film Production. She credits writing as her #1 love and the floodgate to the rest of her artistic abilities.
She has performed at Carlito’s Café, Cemi Underground & For the Love of Poetry in Spanish Harlem, The Celebrate Cesar Chavez 2010 event & “The Beauty of a Latina” presented by The Black Latina Movement at The Nuyorican Poet’s Café, The Strike Out Cancer event produced by Latinos NYC @ The Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe, The Oxygen Lounge, One Mic Nite at La Hacienda, The 5C Cultural Lounge & Griffin Presents @ Katra in the Lower East Side, The Langston Hughes House & Shrine in Harlem, Capicu Cultural Showcase at Area 51 & Notice Lounge in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, The Alchemist Lounge in Downtown Brooklyn, The Latino Poet’s Society at The Cherry Lane Theater in The Village, NYC, The National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights bi-annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pa. (2009), The American Museum of Natural History’s Latin American Arts Festival & at Princeton University’s Chicano Caucus (2011), The “I’m Just Sayn’ ” poetry showcase @ The Alchemist Lounge in Brooklyn,The First Annual New York Poetry Festival on Governors Island, NYC, The 4th Annual Day of Indigeous Remembrance (59th St. & Central Park South), The Museum of Motherhood, Camaradas in Spanish Harlem, Meryl Meiser’s Defying Devastation: Bushwick in the 80’s photography exhibit/A Dim Capacity for Wings memoir by Vanessa Martir @ The Living Art Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn & The New York Times Palabras, Ritmo y Arte: A Celebration of Latino Poetry, Music and Art for Latino Heritage month and as the representative for VOCES (The Latino Heritage Network of The NY Times).
She has taught poetry workshops to the students at El Puente Academy for Peace & Justice in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and to the students at The Police Athletic League in Brownsville, Brooklyn in coalition with For the Love of Poetry.
A consummate artist with an observant eye, a passion for her culture and an undying drive to showcase the social ills of a lopsided society, Taína’s creativity continues to evolve. Always on a quest to reach individuals in less than fortunate circumstances, she draws from her own experiences and never runs out of hope or inspiration.
Taína is currently working on a poetry/music CD entitled, “Mosaic Me“, her first book entitled,” Nostalgia’s Front Stoop” and writing/starring in the I,Axis Mundi Web Series.
Through her work, she intends on changing people’s lives, one piece of art at a time.