Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Poetry Reading in Port Townsend, WA: May 8th at the Northwind Gallery

Poetry Reading with Holly Hughes & Kelli Russell Agodon--

On Thursday, May 8, Northwind Reading Series will feature Holly Hughes and Kelli Russell Agodon. The readings will start at 7 pm in the Northwind Arts Center, 2409 Jefferson Street.

Holly Hughes’s poems have recently appeared in the Alaska Quarterly Review and the Bellingham Review, as well as in several anthologies, including Dancing With Joy: 99 Poems. Her chapbook Boxing the Compass won the Floating Bridge chapbook contest and was recently published by Floating Bridge Press. She is the editor of Beyond Forgetting: Poems and Prose about Alzheimer’s Disease, forthcoming from Kent State University Press. A recipient of residencies at Hedgebrook, Centrum, the Vermont Studio Center and the Whiteley Center, she is a graduate of the Rainier Writing Workshop MFA program. She teaches writing at Edmonds Community College where she co-directs the Convergence Writers Series.

Kelli Russell Agodon is the author of two books of poems, Small Knots (2004) and Geography, winner of the Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award. Her poems have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Prairie Schooner, Notre Dame Review, IMAGE, as well as anthologies such as Garrison Keillor’s Good Poems for Hard Times, Poets Against the War, and the newly released anthology of feminist poetry, Letters to the World. Kelli is the recipient of two Artist Trust GAP grants, the William Stafford Prize, and a Puffin Foundation grant for her poetry broadside series: The Making of Peace. A graduate of the University of Washington and Pacific Lutheran University where she received her MFA, Kelli currently lives in a small seaside community in the Northwest with her family.

The reading is free, with donations gladly accepted to support Northwind, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting the arts to our community.


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