DuEwa Frazier

Writer. Educator. Speaker.

 

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DuEwa Frazier is an award winning poet, children's/YA author, speaker, educator, cultural commentator, and literacy advocate. DuEwa has been honored with a Mayor's Proclamation in St. Louis, grant award and writer-in-residency from the University City Arts and Letters Commission, a Black Caucus of ALA Conference Presenter Award, Writers Digest Publishing Awards honorable mention, and NAACP Image Award nomination (Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry). She received a writing fellowship from the Martha's Vineyard Creative Writing Institute and a writer's scholarship from Grub Street in 2021. DuEwa was a featured TEDx speaker in 2019 for her talk "Word is Bond." She has been a featured presenter, poet, or panelist at NCTE annual conference, CCCC annual conference, Temple University (Sisters Defining Sisters Conference), Kelly Writer's House (U. of Penn), Center for Black Literature National Writer's Conference, West Virginia Wesleyan College, BCALA annual conference, and others. DuEwa is the author of a children's book, Alice's Musical Debut (2019), a middle grade novel, Quincy Rules (2016) and a young adult novel Deanne in the Middle (2014). Deanne in the Middle was a national pick for young readers from NBCDI (National Black Child Development Institute). Deanne in the Middle was featured in a Book Riot article. DuEwa is also the author of several books of poetry, including Goddess Under the Bridge: Poems (2013). DuEwa has written children's content for Rocket Learning and McGraw Hill Educational Publishers. DuEwa is the editor of the NAACP Image Award nominated, Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets & Emcees (2006). Her poetry has been published in Crossing the Divide Anthology, Eleven Eleven Literary Journal (CCA), Drumvoices Revue, Poetry Ink Anthology, Signifyin' Harlem, Poetry in Performance (CUNY), Black Renaissance Noire (NYU), Tidal Basin Review, Split This Rock, Essence Magazine and others. She has been profiled in Rolling Out, SpokenVizions, St. Louis American, and other publications. DuEwa is the Host/Producer "Nerd-in-Chief" of Nerdacity a podcast - discussing various topics related to culture, books, film, and authors. DuEwa is a proud HBCU grad who earned the B.A. degree in English and several advanced degrees in Creative Writing (M.F.A.) and Education (Ed.D., Ed.M., M.S.).

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DuEwa after her Keynote speech @ NSPDK conference.
DuEwa after her Keynote speech @ NSPDK conference.
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DuEwa's book event for Alice's Musical Debut.
DuEwa's book event for Alice's Musical Debut.
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DuEwa featured on Fox 2 Morning Show
DuEwa featured on Fox 2 Morning Show
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DuEwa gives "Word is Bond" TED Talk!
DuEwa gives "Word is Bond" TED Talk!
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DuEwa discusses education "Word is Bond" TED Talk!
DuEwa discusses education "Word is Bond" TED Talk!
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DuEwa's signing at B&N!
DuEwa's signing at B&N!
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DuEwa with teen reader @ B&N
DuEwa with teen reader @ B&N
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DuEwa after her book talk for Teen Read Week!
DuEwa after her book talk for Teen Read Week!
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