Beth Gylys– There is so much to say about Beth Gylys that I could write a book. Instead of writing that book I’ll simply say she’s an amazing and talented professo and one hell of a poet– I say these both from first hand experience. I always keep her book BODIES THAT HUM near by when I write; I can always find inspiration in her words. FREEHAND is featuring two of her poems that will appear in her new chapbook LITTLE MATCHBOOK.
Theresa Davis– Or as I should say Theresa “Fucking” Davis. She’s a teacher, poet, and activist. Whenever anyone mentions slam/spoken word style poetry, I always say, “I never enjoyed slam poetry until Theresa Davis.” Each time Theresa takes the stages she rocks it out– she’s my rockstar. The poem included in FREEHAND is a personal favorite of mine, and I am glad Theresa said yes when I asked to publish it.