Cherrie Amour is a Baltimore-based award-winning poet/author who writes about love, life and relationships. Her first book of poetry Free to Be Me, Poems on Love, Life and Relationships is a poetry memoir that details her life from childhood to adulthood and her geographic journey from the Caribbean to the U.S. Her work has appeared in Poet's Ink, the Paterson Literary Review and Understorey Magazine. Her poem Hermoso Negro, a tribute to her father won a 2013 Allan Ginsberg Poetry Award. Amour also has two spoken word CDs "Love's Journey" and "ilovemesomewords." Her eclectic background serves as a strong influence in both her performances and her writing.