There are few books I return to as frequently as I do Sorrow Arrow. It's the kind of book you pick up when you want to read a single page or even a single line to carry you through the day, but it's also the kind of book that, once you've picked it up, you're likely to read cover to cover in one sitting. Frey's lines are sharp as the titular arrow — they lodge themselves deep, and while yes, some of them are likely to bring the sharp wince and tears of truth finding its mark, they're always tears I'm happy to shed. Reading this book feels a little like reading a letter from your kinder, wiser, more humorous older self. Recommended By Darla M., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. "Wily, witty and weird, often haunting, sometimes heartbreaking, [Frey's] poems... dive deep, for all their individual brevity." —Dana Levin
About the Author
Emily Kendal Frey is the author of two full-length collections, SORROW ARROW (Octopus Books, 2014), and THE GRIEF PERFORMANCE (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011) and 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. She lives in Portland, Oregon.