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Meet Freesia McKee

  • M.F.A. from Florida International University
  • B.A. from Warren Wilson College

I teach the course “Ecopoetics: Artistic and Ecological Connections” and work on two projects: a collection of poems about “multiple Midwests” and how the specific places we live and the identities we hold vary our experiences of being Midwesterners; and examining the city of Miami’s juxtapositions of climate crisis and splendor from the point of view of a city bus passenger. I was born and raised in Milwaukee. I have a BA in gender and women’s studies from Warren Wilson College and an MFA in creative writing from Florida International University. Most recently, I worked as an instructor of English at Western Illinois University. I have also taught writing at Johnson & Wales University, Florida International University and through many community organizations. I write about power and place through poetry, creative prose, hybrid work, book reviews and literary criticism. I won the 2018 Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry and a 2020 Christopher F. Kelly Award for Poetry through the Academy of American Poets.

Freesia McKee

Poet-in-residence Freesia McKee publishes poem, interviewed on podcast

Poet-in-Residence Freesia McKee has a poem, “Like Buying a House,” published in in Split Rock Review. The literary journal is based in Chequamegon Bay, Wisconsin, […]

Poet-in-Residence Freesia McKee

Poet-in-residence Freesia McKee will give reading Nov. 12 in Lane Library

Freesia McKee, Ripon College’s poet-in-residence, will present a poetry reading at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. The reading will be in the North Reading Room […]

Freesia McKee

Freesia McKee publishes review of book of poetry

Poet-in-Residence Freesia McKee has published a book review of Holding My Selves Together: New and Selected Poems, by Margaret Rozga, on artlitlab.org. This is the […]