Deesha Philyaw

Deesha Philyaw’s collection of short stories, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, is forthcoming from West Virginia University Press in September 2020. Her work has been listed as Notable in the Best American Essays series and has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, McSweeney’s, Rumpus, Brevity, Apogee Journal, TueNight, ESPN’s The Undefeated, Baltimore Review, and elsewhere. Deesha is also the co-author of Co-Parenting 101: Helping Your Kids Thrive in Two Households After Divorce, written in collaboration with her ex-husband.


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