DéLana R.A. Dameron

DéLana R.A. Dameron

Biography

DéLana R.A. Dameron’s second collection of poems Weary Kingdom (2017) is part of the University of South Carolina Palmetto Poetry Series, edited by Nikky Finney. Dameron’s debut collection How God Ends Us (2009) was selected by Elizabeth Alexander for the 2008 South Carolina Poetry Book Prize. She has conducted readings, workshops and lectures all across the United States, Central America and Europe. Dameron holds a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from New York University where she was a Goldwater Hospital Writer’s workshop fellow. Dameron has had essays, interviews, and poems published in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Critical Flame, BuzzFeed, ARTS.BLACK, Storyscape Journal, The Rumpus, Epiphany Magazine, the Tidal Basin Review, African American Review, The New Sound Journal, among others. Most recently, Dameron was named the 2018 Summer Poet in Residence at University of Mississippi, Oxford.

Photo Credit: Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Buy DéLana’s book, Weary Kingdom, on Amazon.

Events with DéLana R.A. Dameron

How Deep the Heart Runs: A Celebration of Yusef Komunyakaa

11 May 2019
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
NYU Creative Writing Program
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10011