Poetry. Art. The follow-up to her 2014 collection SORROW ARROW (winner of the 2015 Oregon Book Award for Poetry), Emily Kendal Frey's LOVABILITY is a dialogue of social and interpersonal dynamics, as well as an exploration of the feelings of freedom and longing they produce. "Scourged the river bottom for my lost self"—Frey writes in the collection's final poem, "I Became Less Acceptable to Those in Power"—"Brought them up/ Touched their face/ The armor/ Split and leaking light." A professional counselor and teacher, Frey's work in LOVABILITY uses direct, image-driven poems to name the world we live in.
Emily Kendal Frey is the author of LOVABILITY (Fonograf Editions, 2021), THE GRIEF PERFORMANCE (Cleveland State Univeristy Poetry Center, 2011) winner of the 2012 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Soiety of America, and SORROW ARROW (Octopus Books, 2014) winner of the 2015 Oregon Book Award. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is a teacher and therapist.Author City: PORTLAND, OR USA