About Dreama

Dreama Frisk

Dreams Frisk is the author “Ivory Hollyhock,” a collection of poems. Her poems have been published in Wild, Sweet Notes, Fifty Years of West Virginia Poetry, “Grab-a-Nickel 2010,” “Seeds and Crystals,” “Urban Campfire,” Arlington Artsletter, and the Charleston Gazette (WV). A short story, “A Hunter’s Moon,” won third place in the West Virginia Writer’s Contest. “Ivory Hollyhock” was juried for placement at Tamarack, the West Virginia Arts and Crafts Center, and selected by Borders Books in Arlington, Virginia for a reading as a part of a celebration of diverse cultures. The poetry collection was also featured on West Virginia Public Televsion and has been selected for reading and placement in the Virginia Room at Arlington, Virginia Public Library.

The last Dr. Ruel Foster, Benedum Professor of American Literature, Emeritus, West Virginia University was her first mentor and called her, “our elegist for the lost world of Appalachia.” Dreama has also studied with Meredith Sue Willis at New York University. She is a member of WV Writers and James River Writers. She has degrees from West Virginia University and the University of Virginia.

Before We Left The Land, her new novel, centers on the place of her birth, the last farm on McCanns Run, in central West Virginia. The story unfolds on a summer in 1942 when a family struggles with the absence of a song gone to war. The title of the novel, comes from the reassuring Appalachian hymn, Farther Along.

Dreama lives in Arlington, Virginia and Slanesville, West Virginia with her husband, John, who works on Appalachian Housing issues. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.

Dreama FriskDreams Frisk is the author “Ivory Hollyhock,” a collection of poems. Her poems have been published in Wild, Sweet Notes, Fifty Years of West Virginia Poetry, “Grab-a-Nickel 2010,” “Seeds and Crystals,” “Urban Campfire,” Arlington Artsletter, and the Charleston Gazette (WV). A short story, “A Hunter’s Moon,” won third place in the West Virginia Writer’s Contest. “Ivory Hollyhock” was juried for placement at Tamarack, the West Virginia Arts and Crafts Center, and selected by Borders Books in Arlington, Virginia for a reading as a part of a celebration of diverse cultures. The poetry collection was also featured on West Virginia Public Televsion and has been selected for reading and placement in the Virginia Room at Arlington, Virginia Public Library.

The last Dr. Ruel Foster, Benedum Professor of American Literature, Emeritus, West Virginia University was her first mentor and called her, “our elegist for the lost world of Appalachia.” Dreama has also studied with Meredith Sue Willis at New York University. She is a member of WV Writers and James River Writers. She has degrees from West Virginia University and the University of Virginia.

Before We Left The Land, her new novel, centers on the place of her birth, the last farm on McCanns Run, in central West Virginia. The story unfolds on a summer in 1942 when a family struggles with the absence of a song gone to war. The title of the novel, comes from the reassuring Appalachian hymn, Farther Along.

Dreama lives in Arlington, Virginia and Slanesville, West Virginia with her husband, John, who works on Appalachian Housing issues. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.