Join us for readings by Kelli Russell Agodon, Mary Peelen, and Susan Rich!
Kelli Russell Agodon is the author of six books and is the cofounder of Two Sylvias Press where she works as an editor and book cover designer.Her most recent book, Hourglass Museum, was a Finalist for the Washington State Book Awards and shortlisted for the Julie Suk Poetry Prize, and second book, Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room was chosen for the Foreword Book of the Year Prize for poetry. Kelli is also the Co-Director of Poets on the Coast, a yearly writing retreat for women that takes place in La Conner, Washington. She is an avid paddleboarder and hiker who has a fondness for flip-flops and kingfishers. She lives in a sleepy seaside town, which is a floating bridge and ferry ride away from Seattle. www.agodon.com / www.twosylviaspress.com
Mary Peelen is the author of Quantum Heresies: Poems (Glass Lyre Press, 2019) winner of the 2018 Kithara Book Prize. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Antioch Review, Gulf Coast, Alaska Quarterly Review, Bennington Review, New American Writing, Poetry Review (UK), and other journals. She received an MFA from San Francisco State University as well as an MDiv from the Graduate Theological Union. Born and raised in Michigan, she lives in San Francisco.
Susan Rich is the author of five books, most recently, Cloud Pharmacy (White Pine Press). She is the winner of the PEN USA Award for Poetry and the Times Literary Supplement Award, London. Her poems have been published in all 50 states including in such journals as the Antioch Review, Harvard Review, Michigan Quarterly Review and Poetry Ireland. Along with Kelli Agodon, she is cofounder of Poets on the Coast, a yearly writing retreat that takes place in La Conner, WA each September.