Freesia McKee is author of How Distant the City (Headmistress Press, 2017). Her words have appeared in cream city review, The Feminist Wire, Painted Bride Quarterly, CALYX, Gertrude, So to Speak, Flyway, Nimrod International Journal, and the Ms. Magazine Blog. Freesia's poetry is forthcoming in The Hollins Critic, Bone Bouquet, The Antigonish Review, and The Grabbed Anthology. Her book reviews have appeared in South Florida Poetry Journal, Gulf Stream, and The Drunken Odyssey. Freesia teaches classes at Florida International University in creative writing and composition. She facilitates workshops with community organizations on LGBTQ+ poetics and geographies of language. Freesia is the winner of CutBank Literary Journal's 2018 Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry, chosen by Sarah Vap.