Freya Manfred, Poet, June 21, 2014
Freya Manfred‘s 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.
This interview is part the oral history project Intellectual and Cultural Leaders of Minnesota.