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Episode 53: Desiree C. Bailey

Episode Summary

Los Angeles Poet Laureate Lynne Thompson reads Desiree C. Bailey’s poem "Fleshed Cartographies" from her collection What Noise Against the Cane.


Participant(s) Bio

Desiree C. Bailey is the author of What Noise Against the Cane (Yale University Press, 2021), which won the 2020 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize and was a finalist for the 2021 National Book Award for Poetry. 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 is from Trinidad and Tobago, and Queens, New York. She lives in Providence, RI.

Source: DesireeCBailey.com


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