About Dedria H. Barker

Dedria Humphries Barker is a writer in Lansing, Michigan, who writes about mixed-race family issues in mid-west United States.


She has published in the anthologies The Beiging of America: Personal Narratives of Mixed-Race Americans (New York: 2Leaf Press, 2017) Black Lives Have Always Mattered (New York: 2Leaf Press, 2017) and Absolute Visions: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction (An Absolute Write Publication, 2012). Her work has appeared in Redbook magazine, The Detroit News, Salon.com Literary Mama, and Sundry: A Journal of the Arts, among other markets. She has been published by the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature and the Ohio and Michigan historical societies.


A native of Detroit, she earned a MA in English from Wayne State University, is professor emerita of English, Lansing Community College. She studied at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop with James McPherson, and is a member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Find her on Facebook, and

Twitter @dedria_hb.