Spring 2011

Chad Frisbie

Chad Frisbie studied English and Creative Writing at Bates College. Then he moved to Portland, thrilled to begin a yearlong internship at The Telling Room, where he now teaches, edits the Widgery Wharf blog publications, does office work, and devours many a roast beef sandwich. A poet at heart, Chad is always fascinated by words. He has made it his life's work to push both himself and others to learn as much as possible about what amazing things words can accomplish. Everything about the Telling Room inspires him--from its diversity of student writers to its constant flow of friendly volunteers to its powerhouse staff. He wouldn't have it any other way. In addition to writing and rewriting his poems, Chad writes the "That's My Dump" column for The Bollard. He also works for Telling Room co-founder Susan Conley on the promotion of her new memoir, The Foremost Good Fortune, published by Knopf.