Kelli Russell Agodon

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Kelli Russell Agodon
Born 1969 (age 44–45)
Seattle, United States
Occupation Poet, Writer, Editor
Language English
Nationality American
Alma mater Pacific Lutheran University

Kelli Russell Agodon (born 1969 in Seattle) is an award-winning American poet, writer, and editor.


She was raised in Seattle, and graduated from the University of Washington, and Pacific Lutheran University with an MFA.[1] She lives in Washington State.[2] Her work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Prairie Schooner,[3] North American Review, Image,[4] 5 a.m, Meridian, Calyx.[5]

She is married and lives in the Northwest.[6] She was the co-editor of the Crab Creek Review from 2009 until 2014. She is the co-founder of Two Sylvias Press.[7]


  • Finalist for the 2010 Washington State Book Awards
  • 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 [8]
  • Dorothy Rosenberg Poetry Prize
  • William Stafford Award
  • Carlin Aden Award for formal verse
  • Soapstone Writer's Residency
  • Puffin Foundation grant





  1. ^ "English 11 Poets / Kelli Russell Agodon". Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Project Muse". Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  4. ^ "Image ◊ Journal ◊ Back Issues ◊ Issue 57". Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  5. ^ [2][dead link]
  6. ^ "Kelli Russell Agodon". Escape Into Life. 2012-10-03. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  7. ^ "Kelli Russell Agodon | Directory of Writers | Poets & Writers". 2010-03-31. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  8. ^ "James Hearst Poetry Prize Winners". North American Review. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 

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