Poet Freya Manfred read from her latest book, “When I was Young and Old” during a June 15, 2023 event at the University of Minnesota’s Elmer L. Andersen Library.
Manfred is a longtime Midwesterner who has lived on both coasts. She attended Macalester College and Stanford University, and has received a Radcliffe Grant and a National Endowment for the Arts Grant.
Her seventh collection, “Swimming With A Hundred Year Old Snapping Turtle,” won the 2009 Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for Poetry, and her poems have appeared in more than a 100 reviews and magazines and more than 50 anthologies. Her memoir, “Frederick Manfred: A Daughter Remembers,” was nominated for a Minnesota Book Award and an Iowa Historical Society Award. Her more recent memoir is “Raising Twins: A True Life Adventure.”