Urbanshee: Now Available!

It’s Publication Day for Urbanshee.

Get yourself a copy of Siaara Freeman’s debut collection.

We have limited SIGNED copies still available!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Urbanshee is Siaara Freeman’s retelling of fairy tales and mythological stories through a modern and urban lens. This collection discusses the weight of being Black in America, Freeman’s relationships to lovers and family, and how the physical place you grew up can become part of your identity. Urbanshee expertly combines humor, fantasy, and raw emotion to create this astonishing reinvention of classic fables. Freeman’s poems are ventrously unique and are sure to enchant anyone who reads them.

PRAISE FOR SIAARA

Siaara Freeman changed everything I thought I knew about what it means to be a courageous writer. She is my favorite living poet.

— Andrea Gibson, author of You Better Be Lightning

Urbanshee is the debut that we’ve been waiting for. Only if we’re ready to reckon with our own harsh dealings of the truth, can we fully appreciate this body of work. Siaara Freeman aims and does not miss, she crumbles and still reigns.

— Ebony Stewart, author of BloodFresh

In a searing debut, Siaara Freeman wails her Urbanshee poems as an act of reclamation for all a Black girl has lost, all she dares to dream for, and all the ways she can peel herself together. Open this book, put your head in the maw, and emerge with a soaring Black girl song in your ears.

— Tyehimba Jess, author of Olio

SHOP SIAARA

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PICK 2

Choose from the 2023 line-up of authors below.

Desireé Dallagiacomo – Who We Are & Who We Come From
Sabrina Benaim – Feels Tripping
Sean Patrick Mulroy – Advanced Poetics for Queer Voices
Siaara Freeman – Series(ly) Speaking: The Alchemy of Turning One Idea Into Many
Rachel Wiley – One Poem Six Ways
Patrick Roche – Reclaiming and Reframing Your Narrative
Topaz Winters – Won’t You Celebrate With Me: The Power of Joy in Poetry
Blythe Baird – How To Bring Your Poetry to the Stage
Stevie Edwards – (Re)Writing the Politicized Body
Junious ‘Jay’ Ward – Such A Vivrant Thing!
Ollie Schminkey – Odes and Elegies: Form Poems for This Century
Rudy Francisco – Getting Stitches

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Siaara Freeman – “Orange is the new blood”


Performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

“I wanted to, but could not explain the loss of someone I would never meet.”

Don’t miss this magnificent poem from Siaara Freeman, performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival in Detroit, MI.



While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Sabrina Benaim, Rachel Wiley, & our newest release from Neil Hilborn!

Siaara Freeman – “For Cleveland, Ohio, My Home”


Performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

“Sometimes no one even notices a person’s problems until they set themselves on fire.”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from Siaara Freeman, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.



While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, Guante, Rachel Wiley, & our newest release from Neil Hilborn!

Siaara Freeman – “Hexes For My Exes (after Rachel Wiley)” (100K Views!)

“I wish you girls who claim they can’t cook, and they can cook, they just don’t wanna cook for your punk ass.”

Congratulations to Siaara Freeman on topping 100,000 views on this wonderful poem. Watch more videos from Siaara here!



And while you’re here, make sure to check out our other books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and poster and books by Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, Rudy Francisco, Guante, Rachel Wiley, and our newest release from Neil Hilborn!

Siaara Freeman – “Hexes For My Exes (after Rachel Wiley)”

2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

“I wish you girls who claim they can’t cook, and they can cook, they just don’t wanna cook for your punk ass.”

Don’t miss this dynamic poem from Siaara Freeman, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Mahogany L. Browne, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Aaron Coleman, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, our newest release from Melissa Lozada-Oliva & more.