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Dessa Darling

Dessa Darling

Dessa, a member of the Doomtree hip-hop crew, has made a career out of bucking traditional genre designations—from rapping at Lollapalooza to arranging for full choir. She co-wrote an episode of the chart-topping podcast Welcome to Night Vale, and was tapped by Lin-Manuel Miranda to record the song “Congratulations” for Billboard’s #1 album The Hamilton Mixtape. Her forthcoming album, Chime, debuts on February 23, 2018. As a writer, Dessa has contributed to The New York Times Magazine, MPR, the Star Tribune, and literary journals around the country. She has published two short works of her ownSpiral Bound (Doomtree Press) and A Pound of Steam (Rain Taxi). Her next collection of essays will be published by Dutton Books (Penguin Random House) in 2018.