K. Desireé Milwood is a Brooklyn born Panamanian American poet and author. Most known for her witty & thought-provoking style of non-traditional haiku, her published works include Poems for My Namesake in 2016, A Womb of Violet: An Anthology in 2019 and A Womb of Violet, Volume II: Blackness, Resistance, and Being in 2021.
K. Desireé has been performing poetry in and around the city of Newark since 2004, making The Brick City her home in 2013. Her resume includes hosting poetry events such as Fermented Grapes, Mixology, Speak & Eat as well as The People’s Open Mic for a time, the longest running open mic in the city. Her work has been featured on Def Poetry Jam: An Evening of Healing, Power & Poetry. Her work is currently on view at Newark Symphony Hall as a part of "Symphony of Survival" exhibit.
K. Desireé is also a front woman for The Band Called Fuse for ten years with albums such as Sucker Punch Gospel, Impossible Dream& the Rise Together Live album & concert movie. The band joins together hip hop, rock and soul styles to discuss social & political issues. The band was featured on US News Beat “Why We Riot” episode awarded New York Press Club 2018 Best Podcast.