Dayelle Brown is a young poet/author/spoken-word artist from the Bronx, New York. Growing up, she always had such a vivid imagination, and found refuge from reality in books. She fell in love with reading and writing when she was in the 3rd grade. Since then she has written countless short stories, novellas, plays, poems, and songs, drawing from life as her inspiration.
Dayelle's passion grew as she got older, using writing as a main creative and emotional outlet. She is a huge Toni Morrison fan, but was also influenced by Maya Angelou, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Paul Sartre, Edgar Allen Poe, Lauryn Hill, Tupac Shakur, and Nas. In the past couple of years she decided to hone her poetry skills, by focusing on developing her own unique performance style and sound.
Her stage name byDayelle stems from her birth name Dayelle. Even her name is rooted in literature, as her parents named her after a character in the novel "Catherine De Medici" by Honoré de Balzac, a prolific French journalist and author. Over time her words and ideas flourished and she began to explore the underground world of the NYC Open Mic circuit.
One day while attending an open mic event she fell in love with the performers, the crowd, and the relationship between the two. She knew then that she wanted to share her talents with people while promoting social change, awareness, and love along the way. And spoken-word would be her medium to do so.
Dayelle has performed at different venues such as the Urban Juke Joint, Thee Den with StreetPoetsNYC, The Inspired Word NYC,the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Tammany Hall, and many others.
Dayelle has released her first book of poetry entitled "As The Words Flow... a Collection of Prose and Spoken-word Poetry" in April 2014. Dayelle is also working to release an Spoken-word audio album, a compilation of studio recordings and live performances as well as her second book in 2016.