Poetry. Art. The follow-up to her 2014 collection SORROW ARROW (winner of the 2015 Oregon Book Award for Poetry), Emily Kendal Frey's LOVABILITY is a dialogue of social and interpersonal dynamics, as well as an exploration of the feelings of freedom and longing they produce. Scourged the river bottom for my lost self--Frey writes in the collection's final poem, I Became Less Acceptable to Those in Power--Brought them up/ Touched their face/ The armor/ Split and leaking light. A professional counselor and teacher, Frey's work in LOVABILITY uses direct, image-driven poems to name the world we live in.