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Lovability: Emily Kendal Frey & Anis Mojgani

Sat, November 13 from 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm PST
1111 SW Broadway Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Emily Kendal Frey discusses her new poetry collection, Lovability, with Oregon poet laureate Anis Mojgani.

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About LOVABILITY

The follow-up to her 2014 collection Sorrow Arrow (winner of the 2015 Oregon Book Award for Poetry), Emily Kendal Frey’s volume 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”— she 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 are a part of, to listen in.

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Emily Kendal Frey

Emily Kendal Frey lives in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of several chapbooks and chapbook collaborations, including The Grief Performance and Sorrow Arrow (which won the Oregon Book Award). Her latest collection, Lovability, is just out from Fonograf Editions. She is a practicing psychotherapist.

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Anis Mojgani

Anis Mojgani is Oregon's current Poet Laureate and the author of five books of poetry. His work has appeared on HBO, NPR, and in journals Bat City Review, Rattle, Buzzfeed Reader, Thrush, and Forklift Ohio, amongst others. A two time National Poetry Slam Champion and winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam, Anis has done commissioned work for the Getty Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum, and the Portland Timbers, and has been awarded artist residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, AIR Serenbe, and the Bloedel Nature Reserve. Originally from New Orleans, Anis currently lives in Portland, OR, where he serves on the Board of Directors for Literary Arts. His latest collection is In the Pockets of Small Gods.

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