Kurma Murrain graduated from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and is a published writer and poet. Her works include a book of poems titled Esta Soy (This who I am) published in 1998 and various other literary works here in the United States.
Her poetry has appeared in international publications and online magazines such as El Tiempo, Que Pasa, La Noticia, Label Me Latina/o, and Iodine Poetry Journal. In addition, she has translated books from English to Spanish that include Life in the Shadow of the Swastika by Frieda Roos-Van Hessen and Honoring God with my Life by Miriam Nadler.
She is a founding member of Charlotte’s ArteSanos de la Palabra - a group of poets who enrich the cultural and literary scene of the Queen City. She has volunteered with programs like ArtSi, Gil Project (Flag of Hope) and other arts education initiatives.
Kurma currently teaches high school mathematics with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, and is a Basic Skills Assessment Specialist at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). In her free time, she teaches zumba and tutors children and adults in Spanish. Her love of writing is best exemplified in her poetry readings and workshops that take place around Charlotte.