Desiree C. Bailey was born in Trinidad and Tobago, and grew up in Queens, NY. She 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 an MFA from Brown University and has received fellowships from Poets House, The Norman Mailer Center, Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Kimbilio and Princeton in Africa. She is also a recipient of the Poets & Writers' Amy Award. Desiree lives in New York.
Jennifer Kronovet is the author of THE WUG TEST (Ecco Press), which was selected for last year's National Poetry Series. She is also the author of the poetry collection AWAYWARD. Under the name Jennifer Stern, she co-translated EMPTY CHAIRS, poetry by the Chinese writer Liu Xia. She is a founding editor of CIRCUMFERENCE, the journal of poetry in translation.
Taryn Schwilling is the author of the poetry collection The Anatomist [YesYes Books, 2015]. The recipient of a Fulbright grant, Taryn has recently lived, taught, and conducted research in Cambodia and Iraq. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Boise State University and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Denver.
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All readings are on third Sundays at 3 PM, Admission $5, FREE for DCAC members