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D.E.E.P. joins the prestigious Composer and Librettist Development Program as a Resident Artist with the American Lyric Theater!
D.E.E.P. is the newest resident artist at Rice University!
The First Black Poet Laureate of Houston, TX.
Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton is an internationally-known writer, librettist, educator, activist, performer, and Poet Laureate Emeritus of Houston, Texas.
Formerly ranked the #2 Best Female Performance Poet in the World, Her recent poetry collection, Newsworthy, garnered her a Pushcart nomination and was named a finalist for the 2019 Writer’s League of Texas Book Award and an honorable mention for the Summerlee Book Prize. A German translation, under the title "Berichtenswert," was released in Summer 2021 by Elif Verlag.
In addition, a story book opera, entitled Lula the Mighty Griot will debut with Houston Grand Opera in early 2021 and her memoir, Black Chameleon, is forthcoming by Henry Holt & Co. D.E.E.P. is currently a resident artist at Rice University and the American Lyric Theater.