Poet DéLana Dameron (’09) at the Downtown Writers Center

Award-winning poet DéLana R.A. Dameron will be reading at the Downtown Writers Center in Syracuse, NY on Friday, February 23, 2018.  The event begins at 7:00 pm, is free and open to the public.


The Syracuse YMCA Downtown Writers Center is located at 340 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY.  315.474.6851


“Dameron writes poetry attuned to migration, the environment, and history; her lyrical voice inscribes her personal history into a deep communal history of black migration and belonging. Her writing blends the mythic with the quotidian, the spiritual with the concrete, crafting a lyrical celebration of black life and urging us to consider radical ways of existing in and transforming our world.”

Dameron’s debut collection How God Ends Us (2009) was selected by Elizabeth Alexander for the 2008 South Carolina Poetry Book Prize. Her second collection of poems Weary Kingdom ( 2017) is part of the University of South Carolina Palmetto Poetry Series.  She holds an MFA in Poetry from New York University where she was a Goldwater Hospital Writer’s workshop fellow.


Photo credit: Rachel Eliza Griffiths