About Dreama

Dreama Frisk

Dreama Wyant Frisk was born into her grandmother’s hands on the family farm at the end of a dirt road near Jane Lew, West Virginia. Her family goes back to Native Americans and the first settlers who crossed the mountains at the end of the French and Indian War. Her immediate family worked the land as farmers and kept a pony mine, a source of coal for family use. The farm was sold for strip mining in the Fifties.

Dreama is the author “Ivory Hollyhock,” a collection of poems and her first novel, Before We Left the Land. Her daughter, Laura Frisk edited and published Ivory Hollyhock under her imprint, 6 July Press while working at Harper Collins. Dreama’s 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), and other journals. 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, art and craft center in WV. The poetry collection was also featured on West Virginia Public Television and was selected for placement in the Virginia Room in Arlington, Virginia Public Library.

On a Greyhound Bus,” a short story about travel during segregation, was published in Mountain Mist. Chapters of her novel and short stories have won places in five contests in the West Virginia Writer’s Contest. Hamilton Stone selected a chapter from the novel in Issue 32.

Frank George played bagpipes to accompany her reading at Taylor Books in Charleston, WV. For several years, she convened a writers group, Ice Mountain Writers, in Romney, WV.

Dreama FriskDreama Wyant Frisk was born into her grandmother’s hands on the family farm at the end of a dirt road near Jane Lew, West Virginia. Her family goes back to Native Americans and the first settlers who crossed the mountains at the end of the French and Indian War. Her immediate family worked the land as farmers and kept a pony mine, a source of coal for family use. The farm was sold for strip mining in the Fifties.

Dreama is the author “Ivory Hollyhock,” a collection of poems and her first novel, Before We Left the Land. Her daughter, Laura Frisk edited and published Ivory Hollyhock under her imprint, 6 July Press while working at Harper Collins. Dreama’s 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), and other journals. 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, art and craft center in WV. The poetry collection was also featured on West Virginia Public Television and was selected for placement in the Virginia Room in Arlington, Virginia Public Library.

On a Greyhound Bus,” a short story about travel during segregation, was published in Mountain Mist. Chapters of her novel and short stories have won places in five contests in the West Virginia Writer’s Contest. Hamilton Stone selected a chapter from the novel in Issue 32.

Frank George played bagpipes to accompany her reading at Taylor Books in Charleston, WV. For several years, she convened a writers group, Ice Mountain Writers, in Romney, WV.