Nichole Acosta is a Singaporean, Puerto Rican, Irish, queer, type 1 diabetic, poet whose work captures human nature in its best and worst light. Writing for those who have felt left behind in the margins, she has been performing spoken word poetry solo and in collaboration with musicians and other performers from New York City to Singapore since she was 11 years old.
Nicknamed the "Collabo Queen," Nichole has collaborated with 50+ performers, through music and poetry in and around the New York City area and Singapore. At age 11, she performed her first poem in front of a live audience at the Walt Whitman Birthplace. And in 2006, she finished in the top 15 out of 500 youth poets in the Urban Word Teen Poetry Slam. In 2013, she became the Director of Community Relations for The Inspired Word, and founded the collaborative performance collective known as the E.P.I.C 12 and published her first book of poems "Field of Fireflies." In 2014 she released her EP, "Fearless."
Her writing has been published in the Diabetics Doing Things, This Is Not What I Ordered, and In My Words Podcasts as well as the 2018 The Americas Poetry Festival of New York Multilingual Anthology, TheMighty.com, and the upcoming The Soap Box : Volume IV Anthology.