Profile

Cover photo
Kelli Russell Agodon
Works at Two Sylvias Press
Attended University of Washington
406 followers|2,142,535 views
AboutPostsPhotos

Stream

Kelli Russell Agodon

Shared publicly  - 
 
How to Map An Imaginary World (for writers)
I don't normally write books that have a physical imaginary world, mostly just in my head, but I love this idea from Melissa Taylor: Perhaps start with a map of your own yard or town , but pepper it with magic trees, secret tunnels, fairy castles, and tongu...
I don't normally write books that have a physical imaginary world, mostly just in my head, but I love this idea from Melissa Taylor: Perhaps start with a map of your own yard or town, but pepper it with magic trees, secret ...
1
Steven Holland's profile photo
 
I was thinking of something like that because I happen to navigate with maps all the time.
Add a comment...

Kelli Russell Agodon

Shared publicly  - 
 
The Daily Poet Journal: For Writers Who Want to Write a Poem-a-Day!
New from Two Sylvias Press! So many people had The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, a book I co-authored with Martha Silano, but we kept hearing a request for a companion journal so you could write the poems in a designated place ea...
New from Two Sylvias Press! So many people had The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, a book I co-authored with Martha Silano, but we kept hearing a request for a companion journal so you could write ...
1
Add a comment...

Kelli Russell Agodon

Shared publicly  - 
 
Want to come to Poets on the Coast: A Weekend Retreat for Women? But cashflow is an issue? We have a new scholarship!
For one poet, a fully funded Poets on the Coast retreat registration (approx $400 value)  to provide a weekend of writing and critiquing. (Note: A ccommodations  not  included)    Please email 3 poems and a paragraph responding to the question: “Why Poets o...
For one poet, a fully funded Poets on the Coast retreat registration (approx $400 value) to provide a weekend of writing and critiquing. (Note: Accommodations not included)   Please email 3 poems and a paragraph responding to...
1
Add a comment...

Kelli Russell Agodon

Shared publicly  - 
 
Do you want to have as much fun and be as inspired as these women were?
Susan Rich & I co-direct and amazing weekend called Poets on the Coast for women for women who are interested in poetry, writing more, and living a more creative life. It takes place in La Conner, Washington and we've been told it's been "life changing" for...
Susan Rich & I co-direct and amazing weekend called Poets on the Coast for women for women who are interested in poetry, writing more, and living a more creative life. It takes place in La Conner, Washington and we've been ...
1
Add a comment...

Kelli Russell Agodon

Shared publicly  - 
 
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...
1
Add a comment...

Kelli Russell Agodon

Shared publicly  - 
 
Happy to have my "bad wife" poem on The Rumpus today. Happy National Poetry Month!
6
1
Steven Holland's profile photoAllyson Whipple's profile photo
 
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
Steve Holland
Add a comment...
Have her in circles
406 people
Two Sylvias Press's profile photo
Dee Vaal's profile photo
Sandy Longhorn's profile photo
Jay Sizemore's profile photo
Carl Sharpe's profile photo
Christine Klocek-Lim's profile photo
Mary Evelyn's profile photo
Matthew Kelsey's profile photo
Sylvia Pollack's profile photo

Kelli Russell Agodon

Shared publicly  - 
 
Happening THIS Saturday, June 20th! Poets in the Park, Redmond, WA 11 am - 6 pm
Poets in the Park:  June 20, 2015, 11:00 am  to  6:00 pm —FREE Anderson Park, 7802 168th Ave NE, Redmond, Washington Poets from Two Sylvias Press will be reading at 4 pm.  Crab Creek Revie w readers will be at 5 pm! Join us for a free day of poetry! More th...
Poets in the Park: June 20, 2015, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm—FREE Anderson Park, 7802 168th Ave NE, Redmond, Washington Poets from Two Sylvias Press will be reading at 4 pm.  Crab Creek Revie</i>w readers will be at 5 pm! ...
1
Add a comment...

Kelli Russell Agodon

Shared publicly  - 
 
My wish for you over the summer. Chores can wait!
~ Kells  www.agodon.com www.twosylviaspress.com Want more on creativity and the literary life?   -- Subscribe by Email
~ Kells  www.agodon.com www.twosylviaspress.com Want more on creativity and the literary life?  -- Subscribe by Email
1
Add a comment...

Kelli Russell Agodon

Shared publicly  - 
 
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.
1
Add a comment...

Kelli Russell Agodon

Shared publicly  - 
 
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...
1
Add a comment...

Kelli Russell Agodon

Shared publicly  - 
 
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...
2
Add a comment...
People
Have her in circles
406 people
Two Sylvias Press's profile photo
Dee Vaal's profile photo
Sandy Longhorn's profile photo
Jay Sizemore's profile photo
Carl Sharpe's profile photo
Christine Klocek-Lim's profile photo
Mary Evelyn's profile photo
Matthew Kelsey's profile photo
Sylvia Pollack's profile photo
Work
Occupation
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
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Relationship
Married
Story
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