Kelli Russell Agodon is the October 2014 Blue Heron Speaks Featured Poet

Kelli Russell Agodon

Blue Heron Review is honored to shine a spotlight on the artistry and energy of poet, Kelli Russell Agodon, for the month of October.  Kelli’s latest poetry collection, Hourglass Museum, is published by White Pine Press, 2014.  Please visit the Blue Heron Speaks page, to read two of her poems from this book.  Agodon is a talented wordsmith who knows how to create vivid worlds through imagery, lyricism and beautiful language.  I know that our Blue Heron readers will thoroughly enjoy this month’s selections!

About Kelli Russell Agodon

Kelli Russell Agodon is a poet, writer, and editor from the Northwest. She’s the author of Hourglass Museum (White Pine Press, 2014) and The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts for Your Writing Practice, which she co-authored 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 Finalist for the Washington State Book Prize), Small Knots, Geography, and Fire On Her Tongue: An Anthology of Contemporary Women’s Poetry. She has won various awards in writing and editing from Artist Trust, The Puffin Foundation, North American Review and her work has been published in journals such as The Atlantic, Prairie Schooner, and the New England Review. 

Kelli is the co-founder of Two Sylvias Press and was the editor of Seattle’s Crab Creek Review for the last six years. She lives in a small seaside town where when not writing, she does graphic design and photography. She is also an avid paddleboarder and mountain biker who has a fondness for old dogs, bonfires, desserts, and fedoras. Visit her at: or learn more about Two Sylvias Press at:

Twitter: @kelliagodon

Hourglass Front Cover

(Hourglass Musem, White Pine Press, 2014)

Winter Issue Launch at the End of February 2014 / Summer Issue Submissions Open Until March 1, 2014

Daniel Adams Blue Heron

(Artwork by Daniel Adams)


The first issue of Blue Heron Review is due to be published online at the end of February, 2014!

Submissions Reminder:

Submissions for the summer issue keep coming in! I’m amazed that we already have a great group of poets to celebrate this summer! Keep them coming, writers! Feel free to share our Blue Heron Review website and contact information.

Our deadline for the summer issue is March 1, 2014. Please see our Submission Guidelines page on this site and read ALL guidelines carefully. To get a taste of what we are looking for, read selections on the Blue Heron Speaks page.

I look forward to reading your work!

Cristina M. R. Norcross
Editor, Blue Heron Review