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Kelli Russell Agodon is the winner of the 2009 White Pine Press Poetry Prize judged by Carl Dennis. Her manuscript, Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room, will be published by White Pine Press in the fall of 2010.
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.
Her work has appeared in magazines and journals such as the Atlantic Monthly, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Notre Dame Review, North American Review, Poetry Northwest, Image, 5 a.m, Meridian, Bellevue Literary Journal, Crab Orchard Review, and others.
She is also the author of Small Knots (2004) and Geography, winner of the 2003 Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award. Currently, Kelli lives in the Northwest with her family.
She is the co-editor of the literary journal, Crab Creek Review (www.crabcreekreview.org)
Kelli Russell Agodon is a prize-winning poet, writer, and editor from the Northwest. She is the author of Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room, Winner of the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Prize in Poetry and a Finalist for the Washington State Book Award. She is also the author of Small Knots and the chapbook, Geography. She co-edited the first eBook anthology of contemporary women’s poetry, Fire On Her Tongue and recently completed The Daily Poet, a book of poetry writing exercises she coauthored with Martha Silano. Kelli is the co-founder of Two Sylvias Press and the editor of Seattle’s literary journal, Crab Creek Review. Her third collection of poems, Hourglass Museum, will be published by White Pine Press in February 2014. She never underestimates the power of museums and good dessert to heal what ails. Visit her at www.agodon.com
Jane Alynn is a poet, essayist, and fine art photographer. A retired psychotherapist, she received an MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry from Antioch University Los Angeles. She was awarded 2nd place in New South's 2012 poetry contest and in 2004 she was awarded a William Stafford Award from Washington Poets Association. Her first full-length collection of poems, Necessity of Flight, was published by Cherry Grove in 2011. A chapbook, Threads & Dust, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2005, and her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She has led poetry workshops, organized community poetry readings and other literary events, and served briefly on the Board of Washington Poets Association. As a fine art photographer, she has numerous exhibitions and awards to her credit.