Events Calendar

May 1, 2019 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Spring Session

January 9-May 15, 2019
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

May 2, 2019 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Spring Session

January 10-May 16, 2019
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

May 4, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Hohokam with Katheryn Corbin

Fee: $30/ $25 members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed. You may be interested in Summer Sawdust Firing with Katheryn Corbin.

Join ceramic artist Katheryn Corbin for our spring sawdust firing. On the first Saturday, learn to set-up and pack the “kiln”—a metal trash can filled with sawdust—with your bisque-fired pieces. The smoke from the smoldering fire blackens the pots, leaving them with a subtle, shining finish. Return a week later, once things have cooled, to open and unload the can and collect your pottery. Fire the planters and vessels made in previous workshops at Lynden, or bring in your own bisque-fired work. When registering, you will need to specify the dimensions and number of pieces you are bringing (maximum two).

About Katheryn Corbin
Katheryn Corbin is a painter, potter, and figure sculptor. Pots and figures have both been a part of Corbin's studio practice and teaching. Drawing and painting are important elements in each discipline, and her clay pieces are informed by the complementary processes of working with clay as vessel and as figure. Corbin is interested in historical developments in clay and variations across cultures, and she often explores different firing techniques and glaze surfaces. She has taught at all levels from elementary school through adult at the Evanston Arts Center in Evanston, IL; the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI; the Milwaukee Art Museum; the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design; and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

May 4, 2019 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Kite makers, flyers, artists and art lovers of all ages are invited to celebrate the arrival of spring with an afternoon of events and activities. Drop in to the studio to make and decorate simple, earth-friendly kites. Expect additional artist-led activities, as well as treats.

May 6, 2019 - 7:00pm

Women's Speaker Series: Jennifer Robson, author of The Gown, May 6, 2019

Fee: $23/$18 members - includes an autographed paperback copy of The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding, refreshments, and admission to the sculpture garden (come early to stroll the grounds). Registration is closed.

Margy Stratton, founder and executive producer of Milwaukee Reads produces this series of events featuring writers of particular interest to women.

Lynden Sculpture Garden's Women's Speaker Series and Boswell Books welcome Jennifer Robson, author of The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding, back to the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Monday, May 6, 7 pm. For more information on upcoming Women's Speaker Series Events, click here.

About The Gown

From the internationally bestselling author of Somewhere in France comes an enthralling historical novel about one of the most famous wedding dresses of the twentieth century—Queen Elizabeth’s wedding gown—and the fascinating women who made it.

London, 1947
Though the war ended two years ago, England’s recovery has been difficult. But the nation’s spirits are lifted when Buckingham Palace announces the engagement of Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten. For Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin, colleagues at the famed Mayfair fashion house of Norman Hartnell, the upcoming wedding is more than a celebration. The talented embroiderers have been chosen to create the beautiful, intricate stitching that will adorn the royal bride’s wedding gown. It is an extraordinary opportunity for an ordinary working-class English girl and a French émigrée who survived the Nazis.

Toronto, 2016
Intrigued by the exquisite set of hand-stitched flowers she has inherited from her late grandmother, Heather Mackenzie discovers the embroideries match the motifs decorating Queen Elizabeth II’s stunning gown from her wedding almost seventy years before. Among her grandmother’s possessions, she also finds an old photo of Nan with Miriam Dassin, a celebrated artist and Holocaust survivor. How did her beloved Nan, a woman who never spoke of her old life in Britain, come to possess these embroidered treasures? What was her connection to Miriam Dassin, and why did Nan never mention her? Yearning to know more about her grandmother’s past and the mystery of the embroideries, Heather travels to London. It is a journey that will unlock the secrets of Nan’s life, including her connection to Miriam, and may even lead Heather to her own destiny.

About the Author

Jennifer Robson is the USA Today and #1 Toronto Globe & Mail bestselling author of Somewhere in France, After the War is Over and Moonlight Over Paris. She holds a doctorate from Saint Antony’s College, University of Oxford. She lives in Toronto with her husband and young children. http://www.jennifer-robson.com/

May 8, 2019 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Spring Session

January 9-May 15, 2019
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

May 9, 2019 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Spring Session

January 10-May 16, 2019
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

May 11, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Lynden offers affordable creative workshops for K-12 educators. For more information and registration click here.

May 11, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Fee: $20/ $15 members (all materials included)
Registration: Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

This series of workshops takes a broad view of what it means to garden. Whether you consider yourself a backyard gardener, a forager, a farmer, or a steward of the land, the Garden Series will have something for you. From formal garden design to identifying and learning to use wild growing plants, we span a range of techniques and philosophies. Because of the range of subjects covered, these classes can be enjoyed by new and experienced gardeners alike.

Stroll Lynden’s grounds with herbalist Kyle Denton and discover the spring bounty of plants found in the wilds of southeast Wisconsin. Inside, we’ll prepare the healing herbs we forage, sample them, and discuss their taste and energetic qualities. Drawing on folklore, ancient wisdom, plant identification, and science, Denton will expand your understanding of our relationship to the natural world.

About Kyle Denton
Kyle Denton is an herbalist and owner of Tippecanoe Herbs and Apothecary, a local clinical herbal practice and medicine-making company.  Denton applies his knowledge of Ayurveda and traditional western herbalism by creating a variety of herbal medicine preparations from locally wildcrafted plants; teaching courses; and offering clinical consultations.

May 11, 2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Photo: Bryan Lorentzen

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
1-3 pm: Demonstration
3-4 pm: Reception

Bonsai is a living art that is appreciated by people in every culture. World Bonsai Day is for sharing this peaceful art and advancing international friendship and goodwill throughout the world. In honor of this year’s World Bonsai Day and the re-opening of the Bonsai Pavilion, Lynden will host a special temporary exhibit of bonsai that have been created from material that was collected from nature. The exhibit will open on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Bonsai Pavilion, with a demonstration by Milwaukee Bonsai Collection Curator Jack Douthitt at 1 pm. A reception will follow at 3 pm. The temporary exhibit will remain on view daily (except Thursday) through Saturday, May 18, 2019.

The Bonsai Pavilion, which houses the collection of the Milwaukee Bonsai Society, is open to the public Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and by appointment, from May to October. Admission is free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

May 12, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:30pm

A Workshop with Leslie Perrino

Silk Scarf Painting with Leslie Perrino, 5/8/16

Fee: $85/ $75 members (all materials included)
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Grab your mother and bring her along for this daylong workshop that will explore easy and artful ways to apply dye to pre-hemmed silk scarves. From simple techniques such as tie-dyeing, resist and salt, to interesting ways to make marks, we’ll let ourselves be inspired by the wonderful art and nature surrounding us at Lynden. Each student will create three wearable and uniquely painted scarves using this centuries-old painting form. No experience (or mother) required, and all materials supplied.

Bring a bag lunch and beverages and dress for the outdoors. We’ll be making use of Lynden’s 40 beautiful acres during our breaks, weather permitting.

About Leslie Perrino

Leslie Perrino is an artist and "art evangelist" who loves to share the power of art and creativity with people, particularly in her beloved areas of metals and enameling. Her artwork is a quirky mix of traditional and found objects, most recently combining computer/electrical components with enamels. She is a charismatic and effective teacher who encourages skill building and exploration of the medium.

May 15, 2019 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

A Ceramics Workshop with Katheryn Corbin

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Two sessions available:
Two Wednesdays, May 15 & May 22, 2019, 10 am-3 pm or
Two Saturdays, June 8 & 15, 2019, 10 am-3 pm

Fee: $150/ $140 members (all materials included)
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

The island of Majorca and the surrounding Mediterranean countries produce decorative and utilitarian pottery known as Majolica. Majolica ware uses an opaque white glaze as a ground and brush painting with colorful ceramic oxides and stains to create surface decoration. The brush work is similar to painting with watercolors, and this is an excellent workshop for painters new to ceramics. On the first day you will learn basic slab and coil construction, and will hand-build a clay vessel of your choice—perhaps a platter or shallow bowl with plenty of surface for painting. Return a week later to paint your bisque-fired piece in bright spring colors.

Bring a bag lunch and beverages and dress for studio work as well as the outdoors. We’ll be making use of Lynden’s 40 beautiful acres during our breaks, weather permitting. Pieces will need to be picked up after a second firing.

About Katheryn Corbin

Katheryn Corbin is a painter, potter, and figure sculptor. Pots and figures have both been a part of Corbin's studio practice and teaching. Drawing and painting are important elements in each discipline, and her clay pieces are informed by the complementary processes of working with clay as vessel and as figure. Corbin is interested in historical developments in clay and variations across cultures, and she often explores different firing techniques and glaze surfaces. She has taught at all levels from elementary school through adult at the Evanston Arts Center in Evanston, IL; the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI; the Milwaukee Art Museum; the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design; and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

May 15, 2019 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Spring Session

January 9-May 15, 2019
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

May 16, 2019 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Spring Session

January 10-May 16, 2019
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

May 18, 2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Photo: Molly Rosenblum/Sam LaStrapes/Kodah

Free to members and dogs, or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Bring your canine friends for an afternoon of romping in the garden. In the winter, cross-country skiers and snowshoers also welcome, and in the warmer months, we encourage picnicking.

May 19, 2019 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Altered Books: A Workshop with Evelyn Patricia Terry, 5/19/19

Fee: $70/ $63 members
Registration: Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Artist Evelyn Patricia Terry is offering a series of workshops in conjunction with her exhibition at Lynden, America's Favor/Guests Who Came to Dinner (and Stayed!) The exhibition includes 13 of her unique artist books, often made by altering old books found in thrift stores. For the books on display, Terry repurposed her old work, particularly prints, collaging them on second-hand books and embellishing them with scraps of leather, textiles, and her own hair.

In this workshop, Terry will guide you through the process of transforming an old board book (of the kind given to children) into an artist book. She will start by demonstrating how to make a bookbinding press, and you’ll be able to take yours home with you to continue your bookmaking adventures. Then, using a variety of techniques—collage, sewing, mark-making--you’ll prepare and alter your own book, creating a personal art object.

Feel free to bring an old book you’d like to alter (we will also have some available) and personal materials you might want to use: old artwork, images, handmade papers, small objects to attach to the cover. Bring a bag lunch and beverages.

About Evelyn Patricia Terry
Evelyn Patricia Terry is a full time professional visual artist, presenter, writer and art collector based in Milwaukee. She works across many media: printmaking, drawing, painting, installation, and public art. During her long career, she has garnered awards, fellowships, grants, and commendations for community work with students and other artists. Concentrating on printmaking, she earned both a BFA and an MS in Visual Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). She earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago after Ruth Milofsky, a UWM arts education professor and mentor, set up a fund to give her a deadline to go back to school so she might be better prepared as an artist.

In 2012, Terry received the Wisconsin Visual Artist Lifetime Achievement Award from a Wisconsin consortium of art and humanity organizations. In 2014 the Milwaukee Arts Board honored her with their Artist of the Year Award. Terry’s work is internationally exhibited and collected; over 400 private, corporate, and public collections own her artwork including the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Museum of Wisconsin Art, the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University, the Racine Art Museum and the Wright Museum of Art at Beloit College. From 2016 through 2018, several universities—including UWM, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Duke University--acquired Terry’s hand-constructed artists’ books. In 2009, influenced by Dr. Margaret Burroughs, a visual artist, poet, and founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History, and by Chicago art consultant Susan Woodson, Terry founded the Terry McCormick Contemporary Fine and Folk Art Gallery, a home-based gallery, following the death of her partner, self-taught folk artist George Ray McCormick, Sr.

May 22, 2019 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

A Ceramics Workshop with Katheryn Corbin

majolica - glaze painting

Two sessions available:
Two Wednesdays, May 15 & May 22, 2019, 10 am-3 pm or
Two Saturdays, June 8 & 15, 2019, 10 am-3 pm

Fee: $150/ $140 members (all materials included)
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

The island of Majorca and the surrounding Mediterranean countries produce decorative and utilitarian pottery known as Majolica. Majolica ware uses an opaque white glaze as a ground and brush painting with colorful ceramic oxides and stains to create surface decoration. The brush work is similar to painting with watercolors, and this is an excellent workshop for painters new to ceramics. On the first day you will learn basic slab and coil construction, and will hand-build a clay vessel of your choice—perhaps a platter or shallow bowl with plenty of surface for painting. Return a week later to paint your bisque-fired piece in bright spring colors.

Bring a bag lunch and beverages and dress for studio work as well as the outdoors. We’ll be making use of Lynden’s 40 beautiful acres during our breaks, weather permitting. Pieces will need to be picked up after a second firing.

About Katheryn Corbin

Katheryn Corbin is a painter, potter, and figure sculptor. Pots and figures have both been a part of Corbin's studio practice and teaching. Drawing and painting are important elements in each discipline, and her clay pieces are informed by the complementary processes of working with clay as vessel and as figure. Corbin is interested in historical developments in clay and variations across cultures, and she often explores different firing techniques and glaze surfaces. She has taught at all levels from elementary school through adult at the Evanston Arts Center in Evanston, IL; the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI; the Milwaukee Art Museum; the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design; and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

May 25, 2019 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

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11 am-2 pm: Scratch Tile Workshops
3-6 pm: Iron Pour

Fee: The iron pour is free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden. For the workshops, fees are $35 (large tile), $25 (small tile), and include admission to the sculpture garden and iron pour.
Registration: For the Scratch Tile Workshops; registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794 or in person day-of.

Lynden Sculpture Garden Iron Pour
Join professionals, students, and enthusiasts from across the region in the dramatic spectacle of molten cast iron. Lynden’s first iron pour brings together some of the Midwest’s best cast iron artists for a day of workshops and demonstrations. Spectators welcome, but those who want to participate more actively can register for one of the scratch tile workshops (info below)—then watch as your creation gets poured and take your one-of-a-kind cast iron artwork home with you. Or feel free to drop in and watch the process. Workshops run from 11 am to 2 pm; pour begins at 3 pm.

This iron pour is made possible, in part, through the generosity of Carhartt, Crucible Foundry in Neenah, and the UWM Women’s Resource Center.

Lynden Sculpture Garden Iron Pour: Scratch Tile Workshops
Come take an active part in Lynden’s first iron pour by creating a scratch tile. Choose a large (5 x 5 in.) or small (3.5 x 3.5 in) tile, and when the pour begins at 3 pm, watch as your creation gets poured and take your one-of-a-kind cast iron artwork home with you. Drop in between 11 am and 2 pm to make your tile (it takes approximately half an hour), and then watch the preparations before the pour begins at 3 pm. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

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May 26, 2019 - 8:30am - 10:00am

Birding with Poet Chuck Stebelton and Friends

April 28 with Chuck Stebelton & Sheila Held
May 26 with Chuck Stebelton & Emir Cakaroz

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Poet/birder Chuck Stebelton continues his series of bird walks at Lynden this spring, and he's bringing friends! Please wear appropriate footwear and bring your binoculars if you have them; no previous birding experience required.

Chuck Stebelton is author of An Apostle Island (Oxeye Press, forthcoming) and two previous full-length collections of poetry, most recently The Platformist (Cultural Society, 2012). His first book, Circulation Flowers (Tougher Disguises, 2005), was winner of the inaugural Jack Spicer Award. As a birder and Wisconsin Master Naturalist volunteer he has offered interpretive hikes for organizations including Lynden Sculpture Garden, Friends of Lorine Niedecker, Woodland Pattern Book Center, and Interfaith Older Adult Programs. He currently serves as Program Coordinator for Interfaith Older Adult Programs in Milwaukee and is a participant in Lynden's residency program.

May 28, 2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

The 40 acres that house the Lynden collection of monumental outdoor sculpture are also home to many birds, insects, frogs, mammals, and plants. Join art educator Claudia Orjuela the second Tuesday of each month for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the world at Lynden. We’ll consider a new theme each month, each designed to engage your child’s curiosity and encourage outdoor play, experimentation, and the manipulation of art materials. Tuesdays in the Garden is designed for children aged 2 through 4 and their caregivers. Please dress for outdoor play; rain or shine we will spend part of our time out in the garden.

We limit the size of the group for these programs; therefore payments are non-refundable. We understand that naps and illness can interfere with attendance, so if you contact us prior to 10 am on the morning of your scheduled session (you can leave a message at 414-446-8794), we will transfer your payment to another session, enrollment permitting.

Member: $8/one adult and one child. Additional children are $4.
Non-member: $10/one adult and one child. Additional children are $4. Additional adults pay daily admission.

Register online now.

Schedule:

January 8 - Winter Patterns
February 12 - Exploring Shapes
March 12 - Signs of Spring
April 30 - Gardening
May 28 - Flower Friends
June 18 - Pond Pals
July 9 & 23 - Rainbow Garden
August 13 & 27- Fly, Jump, Crawl
September 10: Hidden Places - Register by phone at 414-446-8794.
October 8: Colorful Autumn
November 12: Indoor Gardens
December 10: Signs of Winter

May 31, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

In collaboration with the Woodland Pattern Book Center

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Friday, May 31, 2019 – 6-7:30 pm; Saturday, June 1, 2019, 12-3 pm; Sunday, June 2, 2019, 12-3 pm. The final reception and student reading (with Emily Kendal Frey) will take place on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 7 pm at the Woodland Pattern Book Center, 720 E. Locust St., Milwaukee, WI 53212.

Fee: $200/ $180 members of Lynden or Woodland Pattern
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

According to the writer Audre Lorde, “poetry is the way we help give name to the nameless so it can be thought.” As such, poetry can be deeply healing not only in the way it names, but in the way it leads us to clarify our questions. In this workshop, participants will consider poems as questions, and listen for the questions each poem is asking. Writers will engage with words that please, delight, wail, and suffer, and perform poetry exercises that help them land in a place of masterful confusion.

Emily Kendal Frey is a licensed therapist and the author of two full-length poetry collections, Sorrow Arrow (2014) and The Grief Performance (2011), and the chapbooks Frances (2010), The New Planet (2010), and Airport (2009). The Grief Performance was selected for the Cleveland State Poetry Center’s 2010 First Book Prize by Rae Armantrout. Frey also won the Poetry Society of America's 2012 Norma Farber First Book Award. She works as a counselor and as a teacher of writing and poetry at nonprofits and universities in Portland, Oregon.


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