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Kelli Russell Agodon
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2015 Reading Year in Review... #TuesdayBookBlog #Motivational
Dear Reader,  I have not been doing a lot of blogging this year, but a lot of reading, writing, and working at Two Sylvias Press. Because of this, this little blog has fallen to the side. Perhaps other social media is to blame as once something is shared on...
Dear Reader, I have not been doing a lot of blogging this year, but a lot of reading, writing, and working at Two Sylvias Press. Because of this, this little blog has fallen to the side. Perhaps other social media is to bl...
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Featured on Elizabeth Austen's Poet Laureate blog, a poem about the Washington State wildfires...
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A lot of sadness in this photo, but a lot of beauty as well. Once, as living things, we protected each other. Let these dogs be a reminder of that-- From Facebook: "This one got me in the feels. Lots of destruction and sad...
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Editor. Writer. Poet
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  • 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 / Book Designer ~ Cofounder of Two Sylvias Press
Introduction

I'm a poet, writer, editor, and book cover designer from the Seattle area.

My most recent collection of poems is Hourglass Museum (White Pine Press, 2014), which was a finalist for the Julie Suk Poetry Prize. I'm also the coauthor of The Daily Poet:Day-By-Day Prompts for Your Writing Practice, which I wrote with poet Martha Silano.  

My last book was Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room, which was chosen by Carl Dennis for the White Press Poetry Prize, then later it went on to win ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year in Poetry and was a Finalist for the Washington State Book Prize. I'm also the author of Small Knots, Geography, and Fire On Her Tongue: An Anthology of Contemporary Women's Poetry which I edited with Annette Spaulding-Convy.

I've been writing poetry, creative nonfiction, personal essays, and some fiction since I was an undergrad at the University of Washington. I returned to school in 2004 for my Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Pacific Lutheran University.

I am the cofounder of Two Sylvias Press and the Co-Director of Poets on the Coast: A Weekend Writing Retreat for Women. I live in a small seaside town where I'm an avid paddleboarder and mountain biker, who loves the visual arts from photography to graphic design, in fact, I designed the tarot cards of The Poet Tarot & Guidebook for Two Sylvias Press. 

I have a fondness for fedoras, typewriters, and dessert (except for cheesecake).


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

Two Sylvias Press: www.twosylviaspress.com


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
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