Siaara Freeman

Siaara Freeman is from Cleveland Ohio, where she is the current Lake Erie Siren & a teaching artist for Center for Arts Inspired Learning and The Westside Community Sisterhood Project in conjunction with the Anisfield-Wolf Foundation.

Siaara Freeman is from Cleveland Ohio, where she is the current Lake Erie Siren & a teaching artist for Center for Arts Inspired Learning and The Westside Community Sisterhood Project in conjunction with the Anisfield-Wolf Foundation. She is a 2022 Catapult fellow with Cleveland Public Theater.  In 2021, she filmed a commercial for the Cleveland Museum of Art and participated with #teamyellowbrickroad for the Black Joy Experience.  She is a 2021 Premier Playwright fellow recipient with Cleveland Public Theater. She is a 2020 WateringHole Manuscript fellow, a 2018 winter tangerine chapbook fellow, and a 2018 Poetry Foundation incubator fellow. Her work appears in The Offing, BOAAT, Tinderbox, Josephine Quarterly and elsewhere. She has toured both nationally and internationally. She is the co-founder of Outsiders Queer Midwest Writers Retreat. A two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, chances are she's by a lake, thinking about Toni Morrison and talking to ghosts. In her spare time, she is growing her afro so tall God can use it for a microphone and speak through her. Her first full length manuscript Urbanshee is available for pre-order with Button Poetry.

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