About the poet: Giselle Robinson was born in “Rock City”, St. Thomas, USVI. Giselle’s voice and her words, her stories and her style, reflect the deeply ingrained West Indian values and traditions she was raised with. She is as warm and smooth, deep and as vibrant as the Caribbean Sea.
DFW’s own Island Girl, Giselle is a member of the 2011 and 2012 Fort Worth Slam Teams as well as the 2011 DFW Gladiator Slam Champion. Giselle represented Dallas at the world at the 2012 Women of the World Poetry Slam Championship. She has also released her first collection of poems, “Cadence” in 2012 along with a CD and DVD of poems from that collection.
Giselle says she writes because she has to, is compelled to, but she performs for that moment of personal connection; shared pain, shared purpose. She’s still amused by reactions to her accent; after all, it’s just “Me”.