Lucia (Lu-chi-a) is a spoken word poet based in Tiohtià:ke (Montréal).
As an English teacher and spoken word poet, Lucia De Luca plays with stories in the classroom and at the mic. Her poetry cradles tales of her past self, family, Italian heritage, chronic illness, and love. Lucia is a recipient of the 2022 QWF Spoken Word Prize, a two-time Canadian Individual Poetry Slam finalist, and a member of the 2023 Throw Poetry Collective slam team. Her work is published to the TEDx, Brickyard Spoken Word, Toronto Poetry Slam, and Bankstown Poetry Slam YouTube channels, as well as in online and print publications.
"Lucia De Luca is a highly skilled and talented storyteller who is proof that the art of spoken word is very much alive and thriving amongst the younger generations. With a remarkable sense of rhythm, pacing, breath, and imagery, Lucia De Luca threads together stories that are personal and intimate, and yet resonate in a universal way. She is a rising star to watch out for!"
-QWF Spoken Word Prize jurors' comments (2022)