Deta Galloway was born in Kingston in the Jamaica West Indies. She emigrated to America eighteen rs of age to live with American husband and study medicine. She is educated in professional nursing, human services and management, and currently specializes in behavioral nursing.
Her art life has been a central focus of her emotional and spiritual development. It has been a driving force in the way she has practiced Nursing and cared for families from all walks of life, It is healing, compassion, and empowerment throughout the life stages. She has lived and traveled deeply into the Southern States and lived for the last eighteen years in Georgia.
Deta began writing poetry at thirteen and has been published in several anthologies and journals. She has performed with poets such as Etheridge Knight, Josephine Miles, Galway Kinnell, M. S. Merwin, Hayden Carruth, Gwendolyn Brooks, Yusef K, Brother Blue, Tom Oleary, and Elizabeth Mckim.and others. She has read her work for numerous radio station including Radio Jamaica, (Subsidiary of the BBC). Her artwork has been exhibited and collected in museums both in the United States and Africa.