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© 2016 by LAMOI SIMMONDS. 

Award winning spoken word artist, published poet and arts educator Lamoi continues to be a force to reckon with in the GTA. A Change Agent to art and culture she has been an active spoken word artist since 2008, performing on various stages, and facilitating workshops and throughout Toronto, and the Peel Region.


"I harness my purpose and use my poetry to challenge thoughts and ideals in order to instigate waves of change."

Lamoi is the founder and creative director of Reckless Arts Collective, an organization that produces artistic events and workshops to those in the GTA. Cultivating a space for artists to create and perform, Reckless Arts Collective continues to allow emerging artists to grow in artistic excellence.


Besides performing, the Brampton native also offers her expertise through her coaching and mentorship program, the intensive program asses the needs and goals of each individual artist. Accepted artists have the opportunity to work alongside Lamoi throughout the season in scheduled meetings and interactive workshops.


Recognized as one of 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada for 2015, and winning the 2016 Brampton Citizen’s Award for Arts Acclaim, the artist par excellence is determined to create new paradigms while defining her own normal— and in the process, encourages others to be and do the same.


Her poetry has been published in: 

 

  • From The Root Zine Issue #1: Hair (2014),

  • Wordspells Chapbook Vol.1 (2014),   

  • Raw. Poetry. Soul: The Queens’ Edition (2014)

"A lot of being a self-employed artist and space creator, for me, is the process of continually questioning my motives.
Making sure my "why" is always pure,
and flowing from a crystal clear well." - Lamoi

Published Poet, Award Winning

Spoken Word Artist, Arts Educator,

Workshop Facilitator, Motivational Speaker,

and Event Host.