The Unbnd Collective was founded by Karisma Price and Kwame Opoku-Duku in 2017. Among its chief goals are to provide safe spaces for black writers, and other writers of color, to create and share their work, as well as to establish relationships with fellow writers of color in and around New York City.  

Karisma is the official Poet Laureate of the Unbnd Collective. Check out more of her work below.

Kwame is the official Hype Man of the Unbnd Collective. He will run up on you if you talk loud during Karisma's set.




Karisma Price - "Reflections after Attending a Birthday Party," wildness

Karisma Price - "Things that Fold," Four Way Review

Karisma Price - "C.J. Peete, Magnolia 2004," Vinyl

Karisma Price - "This Is a Song for the Good Girl (or the Lonely)," Leveler



Karisma Price - "The Other Talk," Rookie

Karisma Price - "On Returning," Rookie


About Karisma

Karisma Price is a Cave Canem fellow. She was born and raised in New Orleans and holds a BA in creative writing from Columbia University. She is an MFA candidate in poetry at New York University, and along with Kwame Opoku-Duku III, she is a founding member of the Unbnd Collective. Karisma aspires to use written and performance poetry as a platform to educate on race and inequality. Karisma is a Writers in the Public Schools Fellow, a first-generation college student, and a LEDA Scholar.

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