Rushelle Frazier is a permaculture designer, gardener, herbalist, teacher, spoken word and visual artist based in Worcester, MA. Born in Queens, NY, she has been involved with poetry since 2001, hosting poetry readings, workshops, and other cultural events throughout the East coast. Rushelle is a member of the 2002 and 2015 Worcester Adult Slam Team, co-coach of the 2004 Worcester Youth Slam Team and the 2010 Savannah Youth Slam Team. Rushelle was voted Best Female Poet at the 2006 Savannah Spoken Word Festival. Rushelle founded Savannah, GA’s Tongue! Open Mouth and Music Show, as well as Worcester, MA’s Dirty Gerund Poetry Show. She is the host of The Hot Spot at Nine Dot Gallery in Worcester, MA. Rushelle has been facilitating permaculture workshops and apprentice teaching design courses, and has published eight chapbooks and recorded one poetry CD. She is currently president of the Worcester County Poetry Association.