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Feature: Writer & Artist Darrell Herbert

Updated: Sep 2, 2021

Darrell Herbert is a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards recipient. He earned a national silver medal in the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. He is a gold key recipient of poetry, presented by Casita Maria Center for the Arts & Education.

He won the 5 American Visions and 5 American Voices Award. He has been featured on the 2016 October Issue of The Rhythmic Lounge Magazine. He has been featured on the 2016 November issue of Not Only Street Magazine.

Feature: Writer & Artist Darrell Herbert

He won NY Literary Magazine’s TEARS Poetry Contest. He was one of the winners in Adam Cohen's second North Street Book Prize competition. He won NY Literary Magazine's FLAMES Poetry Contest.

He is a recipient of the 2016 and 2017 Scythe Prize. He is a recipient of NY Literary Magazine’s 5 Star Writer Award. He was named a winner in The OliverTree Review's Fall 2017 Writing and Art Contest.

He has won NY Literary Magazine's Best Story Award. He won Bitter Oleander Press' Library of Poetry Award for 2018. He was awarded the David Prize for Visionaries. His fiction and non-fiction has appeared in the Utica College Ampersand.

When asked what his writing means to him, Darrell shares:

"Writing is a blessing and a curse in of itself."

Feature: Writer & Artist Darrell Herbert

His poetry has been featured in the likes of "The Best Teen Writing of 2014," by Hannah Jones, HangTime Magazine, UC English Corner, The Lemonade Stand Magazine, Writers-Black Artists Connected Blog, Yellow Chair Review, A Shared Format 4 Poets, Media Blast Press, Section 8 Magazine, Works in Progress,, Blacktopia: Black Utopia Society Blog, The Women of P.O.W.E.R. Blog, Madness Muse Magazine, Beat Yard Magazine,, Supastars Online Magazine,, New York Rising Blog, Cocktailmolly, All Black Entertainment Magazine, Southeast Hip-Hop, Children's Screams are Whispers, Wild Sound Festival Review, Dwartonline, Zoomoozophone Review, Whispers in the Wind, Free Lit Magazine, Tuck Magazine, The Naga, Scarlet Leaf Review, Excavation, PPP Ezine, The Basil O' Flaherty, Dissident Voice, Rejected Lit, Black Vibes, CW Music,, NOTLA Digital, Anti-Heroin Chic, Hip-Hop for Better Health, Escapism Literary Magazine, Platinum Sound Promotions, Nerd Star Hip Hop, Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine, The Microwave Blog, Brand New Hip Hop Blog, NY Literary Magazine, Mojave River Review, TreeHouse Arts, Poetic Treasures Magazine, The Olivetree Review, Hidden Constellation, Creative Talents Unleashed, Madness Muse Press, Poeticdiversity: the litzine of Los Angeles, and Beautiful Minds Unite (BMU).

You can follow and support Darrell's work on Instagram (@tales_life)!


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