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Desiree C. Bailey

Trinidad & Tobago, USA


Desiree C. Bailey is the author of What Noise Against the Cane (Yale University Press, 2021), 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 currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.


2020 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize

Years Attended

2021 Adult's Festival Participant, 2023 Adult’s Festival Participant
Festival Programme Event
Poetry Event
April 28, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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