Emily Kendal Frey

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Emily Kendal Frey (born January 20, 1976, in McLean, Virginia) is an American poet.

Frey is the author of the full-length poetry collections The Grief Performance (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011) and "Sorrow Arrow" (Octopus Books, 2014); the chapbooks Frances (Poor Claudia, 2010), The New Planet (Mindmade Books, 2010), and Airport (Blue Hour, 2009); as well as three chapbook collaborations.[1] Frey’s The Grief Performance was selected for the Cleveland State Poetry Center’s 2010 First Book Prize by Rae Armantrout.[2] She also won the Poetry Society of America's 2012 Norma Farber First Book Award.[3] Frey’s poetry also appears in journals such as Octopus and The Oregonian.[4]

Frey received a B.A. from The Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and an M.F.A. from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She lives in Portland, Oregon.[4]


  1. ^ "Emily Kendal Frey". Ink Node. 2009-03-20. Retrieved 2011-12-12. 
  2. ^ Nicholas Sturm. "An Interview with Emily Kendal Frey". Bookslut. Retrieved 2011-12-12. 
  3. ^ http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2012/02/emily-kendal-frey-wins-norma-farber-first-book-award/
  4. ^ a b Special to The Oregonian. "Emily Kendal Frey interview: Dreams, images pour into poems". OregonLive.com. Retrieved 2011-12-12. 

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