DuEwa M. Frazier
DuEwa Frazier is a writer, author, educator, and award nominated poet. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She founded Lit Noire Publishing in 2002 and has produced numerous literary and performance events featuring poets, authors and musicians across New York City and other locations such as Baltimore, Atlanta, Berkeley and Philadelphia.
DuEwa has been called a “gifted” poet. Her poetry has been published in Essence Magazine, Reverie Journal, Kweli Journal, Tidal Basin Review, Poetry In Performance, Drumvoices Revue, Black Arts Quarterly, X Magazine and other publications. In 2005 she featured in the documentary film Rhyme and Reason.
She has been a featured poet, author and speaker at arts venues, conferences, schools and colleges including NCTE Annual College and Composition Conference, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania’s Kelly Writers House, Harlem Book Fair, Queens Public Library, La Pepatian, Bronx Museum, Center for Black Literature, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Bohemian Caverns (DC), La Pena Cultural Arts Center (CA), Charis Books (Atlanta), Legacy Books (St. Louis), Howard University Bookstore, The Yale Club, Hue Man Bookstore, Indianapolis Book Fest, Capital Book Fest, The Shrine, Bowery Poetry Club, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, CUNY Poetry Festival and many others.
DuEwa has been profiled in About a Book Mondays blog, Femmixx.com, St. Louis Argus Newspaper, St. Louis American Newspaper, Rolling Out Urbanstyle Weekly, The Ave Magazine, Booking Matters Magazine, SpokenVizions Magazine and others. As a journalist, her work has featured in/at: FreshGoddess.com, MyBrownBaby.com, Mosaic Magazine, AALBC.com, Allhiphop.com, DaveyD.com, Mahogany Butterfly Online, EzineArticles and others.
She is the host and producer of Rhymes, Views & News Talk Radio an internet radio show featuring authors, poets, actors and other arts professionals. DuEwa is a long time arts advocate, cultural organizer and member of the New York City arts community.
As an educator DuEwa has taught elementary, middle and high school students.
She has also taught Adult Basic Education for adult learners and facilitated
parent and professional development workshops. She has a special interest in
writing initiatives for youth, digital literacy, literacy initiatives for
boys and struggling readers and culturally aligned curriculum.
DuEwa earned the B.A. degree in English at Hampton University, the M.Ed. degree in Curriculum and Teaching at Fordham University and the M.F.A. degree in Creative Writing at The New School and the Ed.M. degree in Educational Leadership at Columbia University in New York City.
Learn more at DuEwa M. Frazier’s official website