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Amoya Reé (she/her) is a Jamaican-Canadian performance poet and 2018 Canadian National Champion. Her writing is rooted in her lived experiences as an immigrant, mother, & community worker. Exploring the cultural significance of things like race, mothering and love, she often blends historical fact with present realities, making for a poetic experience that is both informational and inspirational.

She began exploring performance poetry in 2008 & since then she has shared her stories in classrooms & boardrooms across Ontario. Affectionately known as Reé, she sat as captain of the 2018 Toronto Poetry Slam team who were semi-finalists at the National Poetry Slam in Chicago and went on to win the Canadian National Championship in Guelph, Ontario. She has had featured performances at the coveted When Sisters Speak (2019) and at Toronto Poetry Slam (2019).

As the Artistic Director of KTV Media, a virtual production enterprise that promotes Black art and excellence, she lends her talents to producing, directing, and hosting virtual arts events and initiatives. Reé was recently crowned the 2021 Toronto Grand Slam Champion and is currently working on her debut collection as a 2021 project grant recipient from both the Ontario Arts Council and the coveted Canada Council for the Arts.


Corus Entertainment

McKesson - Rexall

Aspire to Inspire by JanestreetSpeaks

TamLit Poetry Slam

The Rose Theatre Brampton

tTTruthsgiving with the Art Gallery of York Univeristy

LA3 Raza Open Mic

Remote Control by AgYu

Black Mental Health by Tropicana Community Services

The Festival of Literary Diversity

Toronto Poetry Slam

When Sisters Speak 

Black to the Future, Toronto Spoke Club

Toronto Black Film Festival

RISE, Scarborough

Canadian Festival of Spoken Word

National Poetry Slam, Chicago

Rogers Canada

Essence of Mind Stimulus Gala for Mental Health

Reckless Arts Poetry Slam

Loblaws Canada (workshop & performance)

Guelph Poetry Slam

Ryerson University

Peel District School Board

Toronto District School Board

York Region District School Board

past performances, Workshops, & hostings

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