Storyteller + Equestrian + Community Architect
DéLana R. A. Dameron is an artist whose primary medium is storytelling. Her forthcoming novel, Redwood Court, will be published by The Dial Press in February 2024. Dameron is a graduate of New York University’s MFA program in poetry and holds a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Her debut poetry collection, How God Ends Us, was selected by Elizabeth Alexander for the 2008 South Carolina Poetry Book Prize, and her second collection, Weary Kingdom, was selected by Nikky Finney for the Palmetto Poetry Series. Her work has appeared in the Kweli Journal, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Dameron is the founder of Saloma Acres, a 22.5 acre equestrian and cultural play space, Red Olive Culture Commons, a boutique fundraising consulting agency, and Black Art Futures Fund, a philanthropic initiative supporting small and community-based Black arts organizations. She currently lives in her hometown Columbia, South Carolina.
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