Kelli Russell Agodon. Courtesy Creative Writing Prompts for Readers.

Kelli Russell Agodon (born 1969) is an American poet.


Agodon was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from the University of Washington, and from Pacific Lutheran University with an M.F.A.[1] She lives in Kingston, Washington.[2]

She is the co-editor of the Crab Creek Review,[3] and a co-founder of Two Sylvias Press.[4]

Her work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Prairie Schooner,[5] North American Review, Image,[6] 5 a.m, Meridian, and Calyx.[7]

She is married and lives in the Northwest.[8] She is co-editor of Crab Creek Review.[9]


  • 2010 Book of the Year in Poetry from Foreword Magazine
  • White Pine Press Poetry Book Prize 2009 (judged by Carl Dennis)
  • 2003 Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award
  • Washington State Artist Trust GAP grants
  • 2005 James Hearst Poetry Prize 3rd place [10]
  • Dorothy Rosenberg Poetry Prize
  • William Stafford Award
  • Carlin Aden Award for formal verse
  • Soapstone Writer's Residency
  • Puffin Foundation grant



  • Geography. Seattle, WA: Floating Bridge Press, 2003. ISBN 978-1-930446-06-9
  • Small Knots: Poems. Cincinnati, OH: Cherry Grove, 2004. ISBN 978-1-932339-27-7
  • An Alphabet Between Us (thesis). Pacific Lutheran University, 2007.
  • Letters From the Emily Dickinson Room. Buffalo, NY: White Pine Press, 2010. ISBN 978-1-935210-15-3
  • Hourglass Museum. Buffalo, NY: White Pine Press, 2014.


  • The Daily Poet: Day-to-day prompts for your writing practice (with Martha Silano). Kingston, WA: Two Sylvias Press, 2013.


  • Fire on Her Tongue: An anthology of contemporary women's poetry (edited with Annette Spaulding-Convy). Seattle, WA: Two Sylvias Press, 2014.
Kelli Russell Agodon Not F*ing Around with Jeff Leisawitz "Documenting Emotional Struggles"

Kelli Russell Agodon Not F*ing Around with Jeff Leisawitz "Documenting Emotional Struggles"

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[11]

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