Houston Poet Laureate

Houston Poet Laureate

Houston’s current Poet Laureate is Deborah "DEEP" Mouton.

She has published and performed poetry since the age of 19.  She released her first full-length album in 2009 titled "The Unfinished Work of a Genius." Her sophomore album, "Beautiful Rebellion," was released in 2015, exploring more socially themed poems.

Deborah Mouton is currently the Special Programs Manager and a Writer in Residents for Writers in the Schools as well as Slammaster/Coach for the Houston VIP National Poetry Slam Team.

The Houston Poet Laureate Program is developed and coordinated by the Houston Public Library and the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. The Houston Poet Laureate Program is funded by the City of Houston City’s Initiative Grant Program.

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