The Poetry Project

Desiree C. Bailey

Desiree C. Bailey faces the camera, wearing dark lipstick and smiling
© Wilton Schereka

Desiree C. Bailey is the author of What Noise Against the Cane (Yale University Press, 2021), which was the winner of the 2020 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. She is also the author of the fiction chapbook In Dirt or Saltwater (O'clock Press, 2016) and has short stories and poems published in Best American Poetry, Best New Poets, American Short Fiction, Callaloo, the Academy of American Poets and elsewhere. Desiree was born in Trinidad and Tobago, and grew up in Queens, NY.