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Kurma Murrain is a Colombian-American poet and philologist who graduated from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Her works include the poetry books Esta Soy (1998), In the Prism of Your Soul (Xlibris, 2014), The Fragrance of Water (Main Street Rag, 2014) which she co-wrote with five other Latino poets, and other literary works. Her poetry has appeared in international journals and online magazines. In addition Kurma has translated books that include Life in the Shadow of the Swastika by Frieda Ross-Van Hessen and The Fragrance of Water by ArteSanos de la Palabra. Some awards: 1st Place Poetry contest at Universidad de Cundinamarca (2 consecutive times). 1st Place Poetry Contest Universidad Nacional de Colombia 1st Place Poetry Contest Poesía Viva Mint Museum of Charlotte (3 times) For two consecutive years (2014-2015) her poems have been selected by national competition to be part of the exhibit Arte Latino Now: An Exhibition of Latino Artists at Queen University of Charlotte. This show highlights the exciting cultural and artistic contributions of Latinos in the United States. Artistic Collaboration with Opera Carolina at Arte*Poesía*Música. Pecha Kucha Vol. 14 Alumna. Panelist and participant at the NUEVOlution exhibit at the Levine Museum of the New South 2015. Resident Poet at the Mint Museum 2014-2016. Commissioned Poet for the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Studies 2015. Actress in the dramatic reading of The Vagina Monologues 2016.

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