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Deborah  D.E.E.P. Mouton

Poet, Activist, and Educator


Connecting Deeper in Craft, Creativity, & Community


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.

Her most recent choreopoem, PLUMSHUGA: The rise of Lauren Anderson, debuted at Stages Houston Oct 13 and was recently mentioned in the New York Times Fall preview. Her upcoming memoir, Black Chameleon (Henry Holt & Co, 2023),  explores the use of modern mythology as a path to social commentary. This is work that spills over to a collaborative art exhibit "_____ as Myth" which is on exhibit until  January 14, 2023 at Rice University.


Most  recent Videos

The Making of PLUMSHUGA: The Rise of Lauren Anderson

"Mother Emmanuel"