Freesia McKee is a poet and essayist who writes about compassion, apathy, and power.

Headmistress Press published Freesia’s first chapbook How Distant the City in 2017. Her series of post-election poems is called For the Immediate Aftermath.

Freesia’s words have appeared in So to Speak, Bone Bouquet, CALYX, cream city review, The Feminist Wire, Nimrod, Painted Bride Quarterly, Huffington Post, Gertrude, Rust Magazine, New Verse News, Lavender Review, TQ Reviews, If You Can Hear This: Poems in Protest of an American InaugurationThe Wanderer, Sundress Press’s Political Punch anthology, and other journals, anthologies, magazines, and websites. Freesia was the winner of the 2018 Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry.

Freesia lives in North Miami, where she serves as a book reviewer for South Florida Poetry Journal, an adjunct professor, a writing coach, and a freelancer. She is working on a collection of poems and a series of essays about walls, limits, and containment. Freesia has an MFA in poetry from Florida International University and a BA in Gender & Women’s Studies from Warren Wilson College.