Cheap Wine & Poetry
It’s Cheap Wine & Poetry’s annual ladies’ night, featuring four fabulous female poets, Kelli Russell Agodon, Emily Bedard, Elaina Ellis, and Angela EJ Koh, plus sweet, sweet Chuck Shaw for a buck per plastic cup.
About the Poets
Kelli Russell Agodon is a poet, writer, and editor from the Northwest. She’s the author of the newly released, Hourglass Museum (White Pine Press, 2014) and The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts for Your Writing Practice, which she coauthored with Martha Silano. Her other books include Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room (Winner of ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year in Poetry and a Finalist for the Washington State Book Prize), Small Knots, Geography, and Fire On Her Tongue: An Anthology of Contemporary Women’s Poetry, which she edited with Annette Spaulding-Convy. Kelli is the co-founder of Two Sylvias Press and was the editor of Crab Creek Review for the last six years. She lives in a small seaside town where she is an avid mountain biker, paddleboarder, and hiker. www.agodon.com
Emily Bedard grew up in Salt Lake City, got an MFA in Poetry from the University of Montana, and now lives in Seattle. She teaches at Hugo House and in the Writers In The Schools program, currently serving as the resident poet for the Roosevelt High School Roughriders. Her poems have appeared inThe Indiana Review, Swivel, and elsewhere. She’s at work on a collection called Cargo, featuring inquiries into stuntmen, memory’s tricks, and the weirdness of sex ed.
Elaina M. Ellis quit her day job in January 2010 and made poetry the boss of her. Her first book, Write About an Empty Birdcage (Write Bloody Publishing) has been called “an unorthodox instruction manual for the brokenhearted.” Elaina is the founder of TumbleMe Productions, co-author of the libretto 2012 Poetry Apocalypse, performed with the Seattle Rock Orchestra, and the former Executive Director at Bent Writing Institute. She currently works as Associate Editor at Copper Canyon Press.
EJ Koh is a poet and translator of Korean poetry. Her poems have appeared in TriQuarterly, Southeast Review, Narrative Magazine, Columbia Review, and others. Her work is forthcoming in The Anthology of Surveillance Poetics from Black Ocean Press. Author of experimental novel Red from Collective Presse, she has been featured in magazines across the country. She earned her Masters of Fine Arts at Columbia University and was awarded a Kundiman fellowship for poetry. She blogs at www.thisisEJKoh.com.