Born and raised in New Orleans, LA, Karisma Price holds a BA in creative writing from Columbia University and an MFA in poetry from New York University. Her work has appeared in Poetry Magazine, Four Way Review, Narrative Magazine, Wildness, and elsewhere. She has received fellowship from Cave Canem and NYU, is a 2019 Poetry winner of the Best of the Net Anthology, a Best New Poets 2020 nominee, and a finalist for the 2019 Manchester Poetry Prize. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Tulane University and along with Kwame Opoku-Duku III, she is a founding member of the Unbnd Collective.
In addition to poetry and creative non-fiction, Karisma has a deep interest in screenwriting, film, and photography. During her time at Columbia University, she served as the Creative Director of the Society for the Advancement of Underrepresented Filmmakers (SAUF) and was the Editor-in-Chief of Delta Kappa Alpha's (Columbia University's co-ed cinematic professional fraternity) Cinema Journal. In addition, she is a former intern at MSNBC, the New Orleans Video Access Center, and is currently writing a full-length screenplay.