Desiree Bailey was born in Trinidad and Tobago and grew up in Queens, NY. She has a BA from Georgetown and an MFA in Fiction from Brown University. She has received fellowships from Princeton in Africa, the Norman Mailer Center, and Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop. She is a recipient of the 2013 Poets and Writers’ Amy Award. Her work is published or is forthcoming in Callaloo, Best American Poetry, Muzzle, Blackberry and other publications. She is currently the fiction editor at Kinfolks Quarterly.
Kristen Gallagher‘s most recent poetry collection is We Are Here (2011). Since then: “Florida,” a chapbook from Well Greased Press; “Dossier on the Site of a Shooting,” a multi-platform digital work on GaussPDF, reviewed by Paul Soulellis in Rhizome; “Untitled (Rosewood Trip),” text w screenshots, in Printed Web 3. Her essay “Cooking A Book with Low Level Durational Energy; or, How to Read Tan Lin’s Seven Controlled Vocabularies” was published in a collection Reading the Difficulties from University of Alabama Press, and her essay “Teaching Freire and CUNY Open Admissions” was recently anthologized in Class and the College Classroom: Essays on Teaching. She is Professor of English at City University of New York–LaGuardia Community College in Queens, New York.