Desiree C. Bailey is the author of the fiction chapbook In Dirt or Saltwater (O'Clock Press, 2016). Her poetry and fiction has been published in Best American Poetry, Callaloo, The Rumpus and Transition, among other publications. She has a BA from Georgetown University and an MFA from Brown University. She has received fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts/New York Foundation for the Arts, Poets House, The Norman Mailer Center, Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Kimbilio and Princeton in Africa. Desiree was born in Trinidad and Tobago and lives in New York.