A Hook and Jab Fairytale: Anna Freeman’s The Fair Fight

Catherine Eaton
4 min readMar 3, 2020

*First published in The Stake

It’s not every day a slam-winning performance poet writes a novel. But Anna Freeman, slam poet and writing teacher extraordinaire, has done it. The Fair Fight, her delicious new novel about female boxers duking it out in the 18th century, is a must-read. Freeman tackles the tough subject of women’s rage with an unusual twist, and in the…

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