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Dionne D Hunter is originally from Birmingham, Alabama, but has also called Ohio and North Carolina home.

After the sudden death of her mother, Ms. Hunter was raised by her widowed father, who strove to raise her to be self-reliant and proud of her African American heritage.

He also encouraged her to read; and read she did, everything including poetry, sci fi, horror and romance. She fell in love with the art of storytelling and would spend hours weaving adventurous tales to entertain her siblings.

As a United States Navy Veteran, mother of 2 and grandmother of 4, Ms. Hunter has gravitated to Spoken Word as an expression of her emotions and ideals.

Her work has been included in anthologies published by Writing Knights, The Poet’s Haven, and Crisis Chronicles Press.

She has been featured in a web-series, Equity in Art: Cleveland Poet Speaks to Social Injustice as well as being featured during a television segment called How Art Speaks in Unsettling Times – Carolina Impact PBS Charlotte WTVI

In addition, her Spoken Word videos have been selected to be screened during the 9th International Video Poetry Festival in Athens, Greece, the 2021 Raleigh Films and Art Festival in North Carolina and and placed third in the Best Spoken Word Performance category during the Monologues & Poetry International Film Festival based in Vallejo, California.

Most recently she has authored a book titled “I am a Dahomey Warrior!”

It follows the gripping journey of a young girl coming of age prior to the colonization of Africa and is written as a short story using poetry as an aid to enhancing the readers journey.