rain sees me in its forecast. There I am, a legacyof turbulence. A canon before it knows
it’s supposed to explode, a borrowed burdenin the making. The first time I hear the word bi-polar I'm anchored
to a ceremony of mirrors, too many breaking for me to know exactly how
many years of bad luckI am.
— from URBAN GIRL AND THE THEORY OF BLOOD
Siaara Freeman is 27 years of dramatic entrances and exits from Cleveland Ohio, where she is the current Lake Erie Siren. She wasn't sure if she was a poet or a necromancer, but a wise man named Jacob told her she could be both one day and so she is. She's been published in Glass, Pinch, Drunk In A Midnight Choir, Texas Borderline Review, Black Napkin press and others. She has toured both nationally and internationally (including Canada, Costa Rica and Norway). A two time nominee for the pushcart prize, a finalist for the 2017 button poetry chapbook competition and apart of 2017 bettering american poetry anthology. Siaara is a four year PinkDoor Fellow and a co-coach of the 2017 BNV Detroit team. She is the founder of Wusgood.Black and a reader for Tinderbox. In her spare time she is growing her afro so tall God mistakes it for a microphone and tries to speak through her.