Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Darise JeanBaptiste is a fiction writer. She earned her MFA in creative writing from Rutgers-Newark and her MA in English literature from Brooklyn College, where she began teaching English composition. Her pathway to writing fiction began as a girl writing in her journal. Darise has written for The Press & Sun-Bulletin, The Ithaca Journal, and City Limits. Darise is a Tin House, VONA, Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, and Hurston/Wright Foundation workshop alum. In her creative process, she aims to trace the trajectory toward a character's embrace of their intuitive power. She is currently working on a novel.
Modern Narratives of Black Love and Friendship are Centering Iconic Trios - Electric Literature
Her Wisdom Shines: Reflections on Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am | The Black Woman's Latitude
Altar Call | Hot Metal Bridge, Number Twenty-Four and Best of HMB at Aster(ix) Journal