“She Sinks Like a Message”: A Braided Poetry Reading & Conversation
Join us in the Hugo House Lapis Theater for an evening of poetry and conversation between three award-winning Washington poets. Kelli Russell Agodon, Katerina Canyon, and Caitlin Scarano will read in a call-and-response style and discuss identity and writing in the complexity of our current social context.
Katerina Canyon is a 2020 and 2019 Pushcart Prize Nominee. Her stories have been published in New York Times and Huffington Post. From 2000 to 2003, she served as the Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga. During that time, she started a poetry festival and ran several poetry readings. She was featured in the Los Angeles Times and was awarded the Montesi Award from Saint Louis University in 2011, 2012, and 2013. She has published multiple chapbooks and an album.
Originally from Southside Virginia, Caitlin Scarano is a writer based in Bellingham, Washington. She holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MFA from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her second full length collection of poems, The Necessity of Wildfire, was selected by Ada Limón as the winner of the Wren Poetry Prize. Find her at caitlinscarano.com
Kelli Russell Agodon
Kelli Russell Agodon (she/her) is the author of four collections of poems, including the award-winning Dialogues with Rising Tides, which was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2021. She is the cofounder of Two Sylvias Press as well as the Co-Director of Poets on the Coast: A Weekend Retreat for Women. Agodon lives in a sleepy seaside town in Washington State on traditional land of the Chimacum, Coast Salish, S'Klallam, and Suquamish people.