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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Darryl Harvey  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Poetry

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Darryl is a native of Chicago’s Westside.

Biographical and Professional Information

Darryl became interested in poetry during his senior year of high school. After graduating high school and enrolling at Northern Illinois University (NIU), Darryl majored in journalism and worked on his craft while writing articles and poetry for the quarterly African American magazine “Lifeline,” and articles for NIU’s school newspaper “The Northern Star.” After much hard work Darryl graduated from NIU with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1991.He is also the founder of "The Chicago Black Writer's Network."

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