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All virtual season



November 12


Kristi Maxwell is the author of seven books of poems, including My My (Saturnalia Books, 2020); Realm Sixty-four, editor's choice for the Sawtooth Poetry Prize; Hush Sessions, editor's choice for the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize; and Re-, finalist for the National Poetry Series. She's an assistant professor of English at the University of Louisville.

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Adam Day is the author of Left-Handed Wolf (LSU Press, 2020), and of Model of a City in Civil War (Sarabande Books), and the recipient of a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha, and of a PEN Award. He is the editor of the forthcoming anthology, Divine Orphans of the Poetic Project, from 1913 Press, and he is the publisher of the cultural magazine, Action, Spectacle.


Ellie Swensson is a queer southerner currently writing poems in Denver, CO. She earned her MFA from Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in 2015. She is the founder and co-director of Writers Warehouse, a mutual care collective for the writers’ community. A profile of the Writers Warehouse is forthcoming in the next issue of the Community Literacy Journal. Swensson is an active community builder and collaborator, with over 7 years of program experience including the reading series Bouldering Poets and Krewhouse, collaborations with the City of Boulder’s Office and Art + Culture, Boulder Public Library, Denver’s Small Press Fest, Jaipur Literature Festival, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder Creative Collective, and more. Swensson is a firm believer that poetics is what occurs where eros, divinity, activism, and careful craft intersect. Her poems are published in a handful of places you may know, but she prefers her words alive in the mouth and the body. Her debut collection of poems, salt of us, was published in 2019.  

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