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Kelli Russell Agodon
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Attended University of Washington
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For the writers: Something I noticed as an editor of a literary journal that might help you with your submissions.
For six years, I worked as Co-Editor-in-Chief at a small literary journal in the Northwest, Crab Creek Review.
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GIVEAWAY! Premium Account of @Grammarly Up For Grabs! Just Comment on this Blog Post:
I am SO behind in things thanks to a beautifully busy Poetry Month, but also a surprise flu-my body's way of telling me to slow down. But I wanted to share this and give you an opportunity to try this yourself- Grammarly. Have you tried it? What it is is ...
I am SO behind in things thanks to a beautifully busy Poetry Month, but also a surprise flu--my body's way of telling me to slow down. But I wanted to share this and give you an opportunity to try this yourself-- Grammarly...
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Want to win free books for National Poetry Month?  Here are 25 poets who are giving them away. Enjoy!
I think I have everyone now! If you're giving away books and I somehow missed you, please email me at kelli (at) agodon.com Otherwise, happy national poetry month! Click on the names below to see what books each poet is...
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Want Some FREE Poetry Books? These poets are giving away at least 2 EACH for National Poetry Month!
The list keeps growing!  Here's our final list of all the poets giving away free books for National Poetry Month! BIG POETRY GIVEAWAY 2015 a. Kelli Russell Agodon: Book of Kells b. Jessie Carty c. Laurie Kolp d. Allyson Whipple e. Jessica Goodfellow: Axis o...
The list keeps growing!  Here's our final list of all the poets giving away free books for National Poetry Month! BIG POETRY GIVEAWAY 2015 a. Kelli Russell Agodon: Book of Kells b. Jessie Carty c. Laurie Kolp d. Allyson...
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+Patricia Dowell --click on the link and leave a comment on the blogs given the books away. As easy as that!
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Big Poetry Giveaway: Win Free Books of Poetry throughout April! #NationalPoetryMonth
Here's our current list! Click on the names and you'll arrive a poet's blog to see what two books they are giving away. Leave them a comment to be in their drawing. It's that easy! You have two more days to get your posts into me if you want to giveaway two...
Here's our current list! Click on the names and you'll arrive a poet's blog to see what two books they are giving away. Leave them a comment to be in their drawing. It's that easy! You have two more days to get your ...
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Just learned about this Poetry Prize (for poets WEST of the Mississippi) for a single poem:
Here are the details - (entry fee $6 a poem) http://www.telluridearts.org/mark-fischer-poetry-prize/ ~ Kells  www.agodon.com www.twosylviaspress.com Want more on creativity and the literary life?   -- Subscribe by Email
Here are the details - (entry fee $6 a poem) http://www.telluridearts.org/mark-fischer-poetry-prize/ ~ Kells  www.agodon.com www.twosylviaspress.com Want more on creativity and the literary life?  -- Subscribe by Email
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Have you donated to Poetry Daily yet? Please #Support!
I realize that since the internet became a thing, I've been returning to one website to find new poets more than ANY other.  That website is POETRY DAILY. Poetry Daily never lets me down in finding new poets to fall in love with. Every day, including Leap Y...
I realize that since the internet became a thing, I've been returning to one website to find new poets more than ANY other.  That website is POETRY DAILY. Poetry Daily never lets me down in finding new poets to fall in love w...
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Happy to have my "bad wife" poem on The Rumpus today. Happy National Poetry Month!
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Hi, i was really interested, here is a line of poetry to get you started.  I begin everything
I reverse my light prepare
everything I worked for
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25 Poets Giving Away Free Poetry Books for #NaPoMo: National Poetry Month 2015!
I think I have everyone now! If you're giving away books and I somehow missed you, please email me at kelli (at) agodon.com Otherwise, happy national poetry month! Click on the names below to see what books each poet is giving away! BIG POETRY GIVEAWAY 2015...
I think I have everyone now! If you're giving away books and I somehow missed you, please email me at kelli (at) agodon.com Otherwise, happy national poetry month! Click on the names below to see what books each poet is...
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The updated list of poets giving away FREE books of poems throughout National Poetry Month! And if you want to give away books, there are 2 days left for you to become involved.
Here's our current list! Click on the names and you'll arrive a poet's blog to see what two books they are giving away. Leave them a comment to be in their drawing. It's that easy! You have two more days to get your p...
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#Podcast! I'm Interviewed by Katie Woodzick for the Theatrical Mustang Podcast & We Cover A Lot!
Topic covered in Episode 7: Synchronicity pays to build my writing shed How Annette Spaulding-Convy & I accidentally started a small press How The Poet Tarot came from a dream Rejections How to submit your work and what to send  How to be your own administr...
Topic covered in Episode 7: Synchronicity pays to build my writing shed How Annette Spaulding-Convy & I accidentally started a small press How The Poet Tarot came from a dream Rejections How to submit your work and what to ...
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To Kick Off National Poetry Month--> The Art of Trusting the Invisible: A Manifesto #NaPoWriMo
Mirror Beetle by Roger Nachman (with reflection of poet) The Art of Trusting the Invisible: A Manifesto If I create from the heart, nearly everything
works; if from the head, almost nothing.                         ~Marc Chagall As a poet, I have learned th...
Mirror Beetle by Roger Nachman (with reflection of poet) The Art of Trusting the Invisible: A Manifesto If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.                        ...
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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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Female
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Married
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Tagline
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