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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 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.