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Kelly Harris-DeBerry is the author of Freedom Knows My Name. She  received her MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University and her B.A. in Business Communications from Kent State University. She has received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center  and Cave Canem.


Some of her work has been published by: Verite News, The Louisiana Endowment for Humanities' 64 Parishes; The Langston Hughes Review, The National Parks Service Centennial Commemoration publication with Sonia Sanchez and many other literary journals.


Her podcast episodes for  How I Got Ovah and About Place Journal called Congo Square: Sustaining the Sacred Post-Katrina highlights her talents as a producer and researcher. Kelly is a former guest poetry editor for Bayou Magazine at the University of New Orleans and has worked on several literary programs for the National Endowment for the Arts. 

View her most recent portfolio here.

Poet. Writer. Teacher. Artist

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