Meet Kurma Murrain

Kurma Murrain graduated from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and is a published Colombian born American poet. Her works include the books Esta Soy, In the Prism of Your Soul as well as collaborative projects. For her most recent book Coffee, Love and The American Dream, published with the grant HUG from Charlotte Is Creative, Kurma was awarded Author of the Year by the Queen City Awards in 2021. Her poetry and writings have appeared in online magazines and international publications in Colombia, The United States, and China. In 2021 Kurma was one of the faces of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte’s #ChangeTheNarrative video campaign. In addition, she was a model in Irisol Gonzalez’s mural “Lavarse las Manos”. The mural hung in The Mint Museum for a year. Kurma’s personal story was featured during the I Am Queen Charlotte week and the coffee table book with the same name. She also performed her cumbia dance at the Blumenthal while her story was being told. Kurma was added to the César Chávez Liderazgo Hall of Fame by the National Council for Leadership during the Annual César Chávez Contemplation Breakfast on March 27, 2023 for being a trailbrazer spreading awarness of the Latin American arts, and was inducted into the Who’s Who In Black Charlotte 8th edition on September 28.


Latin American Chamber of Commerce #ChangeTheNarrative #somos

Poem for Mayor Anthony Foxx