Eddie Lartey

  • Performance Art
  • Poetry

Eddie Lartey is a Hamiltonian wordsmith, poet, and spoken word artist who uses his gifts to address love, devastation, and triumph within the Black experience. Using words to create a better life for all, Lartey is dedicated to the poetics of world-making and world-breaking. Through his collective, Hamilton You Poets, Lartey also conducts writing and performance workshops for a community of all ages and stages. His work has been performed nationally and internationally for over a decade. His accolades include winning the Toronto International Poet Slam in 2019, winning the JAYU’s Human Rights Festival Poetry Slam in 2021, winning the Top 40 Under 40 award in 2022, winning Canadian Individual Poetry in 2022, and winning the Copa "Americas" de Poetry Slam in Brazil this past December and has recently placed 5th in the World Poetry Slam.


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