Emily Kendal Frey is the author of the full-length poetry collection The Grief Performance (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011); the chapbooks Frances (Poor Claudia, 2010), The New Planet (Mindmade Books, 2010), and Airport (Blue Hour, 2009); as well as three chapbook collaborations. Frey’s The Grief Performance was selected for the Cleveland State Poetry Center’s 2010 First Book Prize by Rae Armantrout. She also won the Poetry Society of America’s 2012 Norma Farber First Book Award. Sorrow Arrow was awarded the 2015 Oregon Book Award for poetry.
Wily, witty and weird, often haunting, sometimes heartbreaking, [Frey’s] poems…dive deep, for all their individual brevity.
—Dana Levin, judge of 2012 Norma Farber First Book Award