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ML Dumars

ARTIST STATEMENT Writing is an act of rendering deep observations. I recreate minute details of simple life and the complex characters who live them. My works expose the possibilities of relationships influenced by stereotypes, spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, and ethnic bias. The characters are challenged and transformed by extraordinary events in ordinary settings, earthly and celestial. Many of my short stories draw from small town experiences in rural black communities. These characters reflect real and imagined reactions to conflicts in everyday life. Through my exploration of life in small black towns and villages such as Natchez, Louisiana, I form a backdrop for vivid personalities to thrive. RESUME: “What If?” published in Up All Night anthology*** Garden Writer for SB Magazine 2014-2016*** “Cultivating Knowledge” performed at SRAC in 2015*** Storytelling at SRAC in 2016 & 2017*** Short stories and poems published in Fleur de Lit Literary Magazine 2017-2018*** “Growing Up Country” published in Short Edition Digital Storylab 2018


Growing Up Country

Cultivating Knowledge (spoken word)

Freedom Walk (spoken word)

Tuesday (excerpt)

SCARS (three poems)

Unspoken (three poems)

Delacroix (excerpt)


Cold Front