A literary nonfiction writer, Charisse explores heritage, home, history, and identity, whether she explores orchids, sea lions, language, or place. She is a finalist for the 2023 DISQUIET Literary Prize in nonfiction.
Vol. 4, Issue 1. Personal essay about living in rural Pennsylvania and the region's geology and history, with forays into Philippine mythology, culture, and colonial history. In the audio, I read my own work and play my composition Boat Song.
Essay anthology on rural Pennsylvania (Bucknell University Press)
Forthcoming, Spring 2024. Featuring my personal essay Roots.