On September 26, 2011, Millwood School will host nationally-recognized performance poet, Daniel Jose Custodio, at their middle and upper school assembly. Daniel is an award-winning slam poet, author, and teacher and is one of the most recognizable names on the spoken word scene. Daniel’s works share his experiences as a first-generation-Latino, battling socio-economic oppression, all the way up to his present-day victories as an accomplished artist who, among many successes, was the first in his family to graduate from college and graduate school.
Daniel is a four-time national slam competitor, and in 2009, Daniel and his team won the 2009 SoundBites’ Poetry Festival on Broadway. In 2008 and 2009 he won the PSi Slam Master Slam and was also the runner up in the SoundBites’ Poetry Festival individual competition.