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#Michlit w/@DeonteOsaynde

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Deonte Osayande is a young poet and youth activist from Detroit, Mi.
Author bio: A two-time Dudley Randall Poetry Contest winner, Deonte has had other distinctions to his name including but not limited to winning in Wayne Literary Review's 2011 Poetry Contest and the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History's Define Your Legend Poetry Contest. He was chosen to be a Presidential Ambassador for the University of Detroit Mercy during the 2010-11 academic year when he was a winner of Detroit Mercy’s Women and Gender Studies creative writing competition and co winner of the Howling Wolf Chapbook Contest.
He has a co-written book of poetry entitled “Duality: Unabridged” to be published by the university in the near future and has two self-published chapbooks (Quills of Fire, 2010, and Metamorphosis, 2011) alongside Separation, published by Papa's Waltz Press.  He had a part in the play Poetically Speaking: Trouble Doesn't Last Always in Detroit, Michigan.
Deonte is a graduate of the Broadside Press Institute of Cultural Studies (2009) has a B.A. in Elementary Education and is studying for a Master's degree of Arts in Liberal Studies with a focus in Creative Writing both at the University of Detroit Mercy.