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Kelli Russell Agodon
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Thought of the day... "Respond to Every Call That Excites Your Spirit" ~Rumi
Secret Message in a Box by  LuckyBugPaperCo  on Etsy By the way, LuckyBugPaperCo is the coolest shop ever. ~ Kells  www.agodon.com www.twosylviaspress.com Want more on creativity and the literary life?   -- Subscribe by Email
Secret Message in a Box by LuckyBugPaperCo on Etsy By the way, LuckyBugPaperCo is the coolest shop ever. ~ Kells  www.agodon.com www.twosylviaspress.com Want more on creativity and the literary life?  -- Subscribe by E...
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"The Bones She Keeps" - Poem of the Day
I found lines to a poem from my first book on Pinterest.  Someone had matched it up with this incredible photo. I was pretty amazed to find it and that someone took the time to create visual with the words. That's the miracle of the internet -- you find out...
I found lines to a poem from my first book on Pinterest.  Someone had matched it up with this incredible photo. I was pretty amazed to find it and that someone took the time to create visual with the words. That's the mirac...
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How To Have a Love Affair With Poetry: A Short Guide To A Long-Term Relationship
How To Have a Love Affair With Poetry:       A Short Guide To A Long Term Relationship It’s one thing to hold a newly-written poem in your hand and
it’s another thing to have a long-term relationship with poetry.   Sometimes you may be confused with what
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How To Have a Love Affair With Poetry:       A Short Guide To A Long Term Relationship It’s one thing to hold a newly-written poem in your hand and it’s another thing to have a long-term relationship with poetry.  Sometim...
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Support Small Presses, Poets, Writers, & Artists this Holiday Season!
In December, I'm going to be sharing blog posts about  Gifts and Books for Poets, Writers, Readers, and Literary Lovers. What you need to know--  no one is paying me to share these items,  they are things I've found on my own and think our cool. They are th...
In December, I'm going to be sharing blog posts about Gifts and Books for Poets, Writers, Readers, and Literary Lovers. What you need to know-- no one is paying me to share these items, they are things I've found on my own ...
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Thanks for doing that, Kelli. I buy most of my gifts from Etsy.
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The Lost Tapes of Anne Sexton From Harper's
I n early March 1966, poet and public-television presidium Richard O. Moore traveled to the buttoned-up Boston suburb of Weston, Massachusetts, to interview the poet Anne Sexton at the home she shared with her husband, Kayo, and young daughters Linda and Jo...
I n early March 1966, poet and public-television presidium Richard O. Moore traveled to the buttoned-up Boston suburb of Weston, Massachusetts, to interview the poet Anne Sexton at the home she shared with her husband, Kayo, ...
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"Relax" by Ellen Bass (I adore this poem!) & a short review...
This is from Ellen's book Like a Beggar from Copper Canyon Press. The entire book is fantastic. Here's a short review I did for Crab Creek Review : I read  Ellen   Bass ’s   Like a Beggar  from start to finish moving easily between topics from anxiety, Fren...
This is from Ellen's book Like a Beggar from Copper Canyon Press. The entire book is fantastic. Here's a short review I did for Crab Creek Review: I read Ellen Bass’s  Like a Beggar from start to finish moving easily betwe...
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I adore this poem,  too Kelli!
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2015 Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize: www.twosylviaspress.com
Don't forget this is going on! WO SYLVIAS PRESS CHAPBOOK PRIZE 2015 Winner receives $300  Chapbook published as print book and eBook 20 Author copies An amethyst depression glass trophy (circa 1930) You can enter here:   http://twosylviaspress.com/chapbook-...
Don't forget this is going on! WO SYLVIAS PRESS CHAPBOOK PRIZE 2015 Winner receives $300  Chapbook published as print book and eBook 20 Author copies An amethyst depression glass trophy (circa 1930) You can enter here:  h...
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Just a few thoughts on your relationship with poetry...
How To Have a Love Affair With Poetry:       A Short Guide To A Long Term Relationship It’s one thing to hold a newly-written poem in your hand and it’s another thing to have a long-term relationship with poetry.  Sometim...
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Free poetry broadside "Self Portrait with Reader"  - Merry Everything.
Thank you for being a reader of Book of Kells. The above image is a broadside you can download, print out, use as a background, or share with someone else.  It’s from my book Hourglass Museum. To download, click here. ~ Kells  www.agodon.com http://ift.tt/11bAs7h Want more on creativity and the literary life?  — Subscribe by Email Kelli Russell Agodon http://ift.tt/1qhYQMy
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Poets at the Frye Art Museum - An ekphrastic poem inspired by a painting of monkeys by by Gabriel von Max.
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The Russell Prize from Two Sylvias Press...
Already submissions are coming in for Two Sylvias Press 's new The Russell Prize, a monetary prize for a poet of any age who has not yet published a book or chapbook. There have been a few really outstanding entries, but there have also been some I already ...
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Editor. Writer. Poet
Employment
  • Two Sylvias Press
    Co-Founder / Editor, 2010 - present
  • Poets on the Coast
    Co-Director, 2009 - present
  • Crab Creek Review
    Editor, 2008 - 2014
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Writer / Poet / Editor ~ Cofounder of Two Sylvias Press
Introduction
I'm the author of four books of poems: Hourglass Museum, Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room, Small Knots, and Geography. I am am the coauthor of The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice and Fire On Her Tongue: An Anthology of Women's Poetry.

I am the cofounder of Two Sylvias Press as well as the co-director  of Poets on the Coast: Writing Retreat for Women.

I love museums, typewriters, and desserts (except for cheesecake). 

Mountain biker. Kayaker. Paddleboarder. Hiker. Cat owner.

Or on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/agodon
Twitter: kelliagodon


Bragging rights
Kayaked with Orca whales. Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room: Winner for the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Prize in Poetry & Finalist for the 2011 Washington State Book Awards. I have a cool cereal spoon.
Education
  • University of Washington
    BA - English, 1990 - 1992
  • Pacific Lutheran University
    MFA: Creative Writing, 2004 - 2007