Above all else, I'm proud to be Hannah and Chris's daddy. My love for my kids has no bounds, and they remain the inspiration for my writings, activism, volunteerism, and other efforts
I'm a bestselling, award-winning, critically acclaimed poet, author, playwright, filmmaker, volunteer, philanthropist, and activist. I've long been hailed for my insightful, timely, and often poignantly humorous body of poetry, prose, and commentary.
My writings have been featured in Ebony, Essence, and Rhapsody Magazines, as well as in numerous print journals and ezines. I've been praised for my skill at combining traditional poetic elements with a modern improvisational style to highlight issues of cultural, political, and societal importance.
An impassioned advocate for arts education, I've presented poetry workshops at numerous elementary, middle, and high schools. I also regularly visit college campuses and present guest lectures on the topics of literature and publishing in the modern era.
In 2016, I partnered with the Durham Public Library system to launch a series of workshops for aspiring authors, poets, and publishers, offering detailed information on such topics as creative writing, the publication process, connecting with literary agents, and effective book marketing techniques.
I've served as a community volunteer for years, having been actively involved with mentorship organizations, tutoring programs, homeless shelters, and nonprofit organizations like Meals on Wheels of Durham.
The Marcus Harris Foundation (MHF) offers a variety of programs and services to assist those in underserved areas, including Kutz for Kids, Project ClassAct, the Christmas Smiles Drive, and a scholarship program I started to honor my late brother. Bolstered by strategic community and corporate partnerships, the MHF is a natural reflection of my ongoing desire to help those in greatest need.
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