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An Evening w/Houston’s 3rd Poet Laureate, Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton

This seven-time National Poetry Slam Competitor, and Head Coach of the Houston VIP Poetry Slam Team, has been ranked the #2 Best Female Performance Poet in the World. Her work has appeared in the collections Black Girl Magic , Houston Noir, and I AM STRENGTH. Her work has also been highlighted on such platforms as BBC, Houston Public Media, ABC, PBS, Blavity, Tedx, and Upworthy.

Join us for an evening with Houston’s 3rd Poet Laureate, Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton with a special reading by Poet Rage Almighty. RSVP Here

Her latest book, Newsworthy, is a reimagining of the newspaper, collecting cutouts from the editing floor to resurrect those who would otherwise be forgotten. It wrestles with living in a culture infected by white supremacy where current media is distrusted, cursory, and impossible to escape. With Newsworthy, Mouton brings us dispatches from the heart.

DEBORAH D.E.E.P. MOUTON is an internationally-recognized performance poet and the first African-American Poet Laureate of Houston. Formerly ranked #2 Female Performance Poet in the World, she is executive director of VIP Arts, a non-profit dedicated to promoting literacy and the arts in underserved populations. Her genre-bending poetry has engendered unconventional collaborations with groups as disparate as the Rockets and the Houston Ballet. Her work has been featured on NPR, the BBC, and the TEDx circuit. An opera for which she wrote the libretto premieres at the Houston Grand Opera in the spring of 2020.