Thomas DeFreitas was born in Boston. He was educated at the Boston Latin School, and attended the University of Massachusetts (Boston and Amherst). His poems have appeared in Dappled Things, Ibbetson Street, Pensive, Plainsongs, Soul-Lit, and elsewhere.

In April 2018, Thomas’s poem “Chasing the Waves” was chosen to be part of the Talking Chair Project, an interactive poetry exhibit at the Robbins Library in Arlington, Massachusetts. In the summer of 2019, “Detox” was chosen as an Award Poem by the editors of Plainsongs.

Thomas’s latest collection, Swift River Ballad, is forthcoming from Kelsay Books toward the end of 2023. Kelsay also published his first two collections, Longfellow, Tell Me (2022) and Winter in Halifax (2021).