Quartez Harris' first book, Nothing, But Skin, was published in 2014 by Writing Knights Press. He was selected as the 2021 Ohio Poet of the Year for his collection We Made It To School Alive. He is the first recipient of the Barbara Smith Writer-In-Resident at Twelve Literary Arts and a 2020 Baldwin House Fellow. He is represented by Mckinnon Literary Agency and has been featured in the Plain Dealer, IdeaStream, and a talk for the City Club of Cleveland. His works in progress are a picture book biography and young-adult novel.