Poetry is the Question: A Workshop with Emily Kendal Frey

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

In collaboration with the Woodland Pattern Book Center

Emily Kendal Frey photo

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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