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Three women writers in Brooklyn!

Hossannah Asuncion, DéLana R.A. Dameron, and Taha Ebrahimi.

Hossannah Asuncion put the Po' in Poet.

A native of Columbia, South Carolina, DéLana R.A. Dameron is the author of How God Ends Us, a collection of poems chosen by Elizabeth Alexander for the 2008 South Carolina Poetry Book Prize (University of South Carolina Press, 2009). Her poems have appeared in The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, PoemMemoirStory, 42opus, storySouth, Pembroke Magazine and other journals and anthologies. She is the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem and Soul Mountain, and is a member of the Carolina African American Writer's Collective. A longtime lover of the intersections of history and literature, she holds a B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Taha Ebrahimi is editor-in-chief of the magazine Elan: Rethink Muslim. She has an M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Pittsburgh, where she also taught undergrad writing for three years. Her award-winning writing has appeared in numerous magazines and literary journals and she has been a resident at the Hedgebrook and Millay Colonies, where she was on the jury in 2007. Her writing is forthcoming in the anthology Love and Pomegranates: New Voices Celebrating Iran.

DeLana's Latest Blogs

Jan.23.2009 - 9:07 pm
Thank you to my brilliant webmaster. http://www.delanadameron.com/      
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Jan.21.2009 - 2:53 pm
Google Alerts helps those who feel guilty about googling themselves do it hassle-free.  I got this updated link in my inbox last night.  http://www.amazon.com/Winner-South-...
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Jan.16.2009 - 10:28 pm
I've updated my publishing credits on here. Finally, a picture of the cover of my book is available for view. My book is also listed on amazon.com, which is cool. Too, UPS...
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Jan.06.2009 - 1:56 pm
I want to start a conversation, please. So I started this body of work about the Palestinian struggle back in early 2006. Some of you have heard or read snippets of this work...
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Comments from DeLana

Jan.17.2009 - 8:44 am
In response to: Thinking, always, about Palestine
I remember Lenard telling me he sent you some of the poems -- around the time of the last Israeli air strike and Hamas...
Sep.03.2008 - 3:32 pm
In response to: Body, an elegy (Poem text)
No, thank you, for this. best, DeLana
Aug.20.2008 - 11:48 am
In response to: Monthly Program of the Poetry Society of South Carolina
i'm jealous. i miss charleston. btw. hello from here!