About Kelli

Kelli Russell Agodon is the author of Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room, winner of the White Pine Press Poetry Prize judged by Carl Dennis.  Her book won ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Prize in Poetry and was chosen as a Finalist for the Washington State Book Awards.

She recently completed editing Fire On Her Tongue: An eBook Anthology of Contemporary Women's Poetry with Annette Spaulding-Convy.
Kelli is also the author of Small Knots (2004) and Geography, winner of the Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Atlantic Monthly, Prairie Schooner, Notre Dame Review, 5 am, and the North American Review, as well as on "The Writer's Almanac" with Garrison Keillor and in Keillor's anthology, Good Poems for Hard Times.
Kelli was born and raised in Seattle and educated at the University of Washington and Pacific Lutheran University's Rainier Writing Workshop where she received her MFA in creative writing.  Currently, she lives in the Northwest with her family.  She is the editor of the literary journal, Crab Creek Review, the co-founder of Two Sylvias Press, and the co-director of Poets on the Coast: A Weekend Writing Retreat for Women.   

Her third collection Hourglass Museum has been accepted and will be published by White Pine Press in February 2014.

She recently published The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, which she coauthored with poet Martha Silano.

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Her website can be found at: www.agodon.com
Write to her at:  kelli (a) agodon.com

Extras about Kelli:

Personal motto: Be the Crystallized Ginger

Favorite color: orange
Hobbies:  Mountain biking, hiking, paddleboarding, kayaking, napping, and reading
Dislikes:  Mean people, cold showers, and cheesecake

Current projects include:  a creative nonfiction book (creative nonfiction work on leaving the chaotic world to live a retreat lifestyle, then trying to transition back in), and working as an editor with the literary journal
Crab Creek Review and co-founder of Two Sylvias Press.

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