Freesia McKee, the 2022-2023 Poet-in-Residence at Ripon College, writes about the influence of personal and collective histories on how we experience place. She practices and teaches poetry, creative prose, book reviews, and literary criticism. Her work has appeared in Foglifter, Tinderbox, Yes Poetry, and The Ploughshares Blog. Her poetry chapbook How Distant the City was published by Headmistress Press. Find her at FreesiaMcKee.com or through Twitter at @freesiamckee.