Cherrie Amour is a Baltimore-based 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. The poem Hermoso Negro, a tribute to her father won a 2013 Allan Ginsberg Poetry Award and is featured in the 2014 Paterson Literary Review. 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 (she was born in the Caribbean and grew up in Canada).