ellie swensson

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Founder and Co-director

ellie swensson is a queer southern ex-pat currently writing poems in denver, CO. she earned her MFA from Naropa in 2015 and is the founder and co-director of Bolder Writers Warehouse, a mobile writers’ community resource. she has over 5 years of curation experience including the reading series Bouldering Poets, collaborations with the City of Boulder’s Office and Art + Culture and the Jaipur Literature Festival, community workshops, independent book releases, and more. swensson is a firm¬†believer that poetics is what occurs where eros, divinity, 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.


Emily Duffy


Emily Marie Passos Duffy is the space between snooze and the next alarm. She received her MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. Her poetry and prose are published or forthcoming in Punch Drunk Press, Iron Horse Literary Review, Cigar City Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. She daydreams, teaches writing, and performs burlesque in Boulder, Colorado. Her research and performance interests include public space, hybrid identities/texts, online communities of practice, censorship, and erotic arts.