Jerrice Baptiste

Jerrice Baptiste

Jerrice J. Baptiste is an author of eight books. Her writing has been published and forthcoming in Kosmos Journal; The Yale Review; Mantis; Penumbra Literary & Art Journal; Rigorous; The Minetta Review; Shambhala Times; The Caribbean Writer and many others.

Dismantling Solid Bricks

Essay

News of violence about people of color tore our small foundation of hope, already unstable. Now, we’re rebuilding hope & trust in the goodness of our world.


The Connection

Essay

She follows my footsteps in the luxurious boutique.  I turn and face her unexpectedly.  Her porcelain pink skin blushes, shows she’s uncomfortable with people of color. Her fingers interlace tightly in front of her silk white blouse under a black cardigan, her weight shifts from leg to leg in a chic A-line black skirt.  She fumbles the words, “Let me know, if you need any help.”