We’re thrilled to be hosting poets Victoria Chang, author of the new collection Barbie Chang (Copper Canyon Press), and Kelli Russell Agodon for what is sure to be a tremendous evening of poetry!
Victoria Chang‘s fourth book of poems, Barbie Chang was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2017. The Boss, was published by McSweeney’s and won a PEN Center USA Literary Award and a California Book Award. Her other books are Salvinia Molesta and Circle. She also edited an anthology, Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation. Her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, POETRY, Believer, New England Review, VQR, The Nation, New Republic, The Washington Post, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017. She is a contributing editor of the literary journal, Copper Nickel and a poetry editor at Tupelo Quarterly. She works at Antioch University as Teaching Faculty and lives in Los Angeles.
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