Self-portrait #4: photo by Gabrielle Brant Freeman

Gabrielle Brant Freeman's poetry has been published in many journals, including BarrelhouseThe Emerson ReviewEMRYS, Hobart, Rappahannock Review, Scoundrel Time, ShenandoahstorySouth, Waxwing, and Whale Road Review. She has been nominated twice for the Best of the Net, and she was a 2014 finalist. Freeman won the 2015 Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition with her poem "Failure to Obliterate" which was published in storySouth. Her poem “Girltrap” was nominated for a Pushcart in 2017 by Scoundrel Time. Press 53 published her first book of poetry, When She Was Bad, in 2016. In 2015, she was awarded a regional artist grant through the North Carolina Arts Council. Freeman earned her MFA through Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She teaches at East Carolina University, and she lives with her family in Eastern North Carolina. Check out more work on Instagram @jemappellegabriellefree