English Alumna, Desiree C. Bailey’s Debut Poetry Collection Longlisted for 2021 National Book Award for Poetry

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We are excited to share that English alumna, Desiree C. Bailey (C’11) recently had her debut poetry collection, What Noise Against the Cane, longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Poetry. It was published by Yale University Press and was the winner of the 2020 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize.

While a student at Georgetown, Desiree worked alongside Professor Jennifer Natalya Fink in her Short Fiction course. She went on from the Hilltop to receive an MFA in Fiction from Brown University and an MFA in Poetry from New York University. Her website is http://desireecbailey.com/.

Congratulations, Desiree! We’re so proud of you and this amazing accomplishment.