Freya Manfred's six published books of poetry are:
A GOLDENROD WILL GROW,
YELLOW SQUASH WOMAN, AMERICAN ROADS, FLESH AND BLOOD (chapbook),
MY ONLY HOME, and SWIMMING WITH A HUNDRED YEAR OLD SNAPPING TURTLE.
Her poetry has appeared in over 100 reviews and magazines and over
30 anthologies, and her literary memoir, FREDERICK MANFRED: A DAUGHTER
REMEMBERS, was nominated for a Minnesota Book Award and an Iowa
Historical Society Benjamin F. Shambaugh Award. Philip Roth has
called this memoir a "classic." She has received a Harvard/Radcliffe
Fellow In Poetry Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Award,
a Minnesota Poetry Award and a Tozer Foundation Award, and has has
been a Resident Fellow at Yaddo, The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation,
and The MacDowell Colony. Her half hour poem for television: THE
MADWOMAN AND THE MASK, appeared on KTCA-TV, Channel 2, in 1991.
She conducts highly praised poetry workshops and readings for grades
K-12, colleges, and adults. A long-time Midwesterner, she has also
lived in on the west coast and the east coast. She now lives half
an hour east of the Twin Cities with her husband, screenwriter Thomas
Pope, and her twin sons, Rowan and Bly Pope, visual artits who have
illustrated her last two books of poetry. Nature and the outdoor
world, as well as the relationships between human beings -- family,
friends, acquaintances, and strangers -- are the primary subjects
of her work.