Poetry. "Emily Kendal Frey performs grief and dread as a graceful dance, the kind the tree you cut down in your backyard might do on your heart. This work is light, deft, dangerous. There are perfect poems here, such as 'The End,' which enacts a simple, startling twist on the hoary injunction to 'Walk towards the light.' See, everything you know is wrong. You really have to read this book."—Rae Amrantrout
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