Meet New WITS Writer Delicia Daniels

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January 14, 2013 by witshouston

Delicia Daniels is a poet, essayist, and biographer. She received her B.A. in English from Dillard University and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Chicago State University. She is the founder of Dark Symphony, a new literary journal at Wiley College. Her publications most recently appeared in WarpLand, and Cream City Review. Ms. Daniels is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Texas Southern University.

You can read a poem by Delicia here.

Delicia’s thoughts on working at WITS: 

Poetry is limitless. I hope to spread the beauty of its craft, highlight the trailblazing poets who strived to give it wings, and encourage the students participating in Writers in the Schools to own their place in its universe.

Delicia was greatly influenced by:  I Wish I had Duck Feet by Theo. LeSieg:

Say!

I know what!

I wish I had

two horns up on my head!

I wish I had two deer horns.

They would be a lot of fun.

Then I could wear

ten hats up there!

Big Bill can just wear one.

I think they would

be very good

to have when I play ball.

Then nobody could stop me.

No, sir! Nobody at all!

My horns could carry

Books and stuff

Like paper, pens and strings

and apples for my teacher

and a lot of other things!

BUT…

If I had big deer horns,

I would never

get a ride.

I could never ride the school bus.

I could never get inside!

………………………………………………………….etc

……………………………………………………………

……………………………………………………………

AND SO…

I think there are some things

I do not wish to be.

And that is why

I think that I

just wish to be like ME.

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One thought on “Meet New WITS Writer Delicia Daniels

  1. Sherina Thomas says:

    WOW!!! Congrats on your many accomplishments! Your writing has always been brillant! Who knew you would be spreading your wealth of knowledge and talent to others? This blog is awesome!!!

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