Poetry Is the Question
3-Day Workshop with Emily Kendal Frey, Lynden Sculpture Garden Writer-In Residence
Lynden Sculpture Garden 5/31–6/2
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 lives in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of several chapbooks and chapbook collaborations. Her first full-length collection, The Grief Performance, won the Norma Farber First Book Award from The Poetry Society of America in 2012. Her second collection, Sorrow Arrow, won the Oregon Book Award in 2015. She is a practicing therapist.
Meeting times (at Lynden): Friday 5/31, 6-7:30 pm | Saturday 12-3 pm | Sunday 12-3 pm
Student reading (with Emily Kendal Frey): Sunday 7 pm at Woodland Pattern
$180 for members of WPBC or Lynden | $200 for non-members
The workshop is available to teachers at the reduced price of $50. Teachers should register through the Lynden Sculpture Garden’s teacher portal: https://www.
Needs-based full tuition waivers are also available. To apply, please send an email (with “Poetry Workshop” in the subject line) explaining your need to Polly Morris, Lynden Sculpture Garden Executive Director, at pmorris@
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