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Sierra Golden reads "At the Padre Hotel in Bakersfield, California" by Ellen Bass

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Sierra Golden  is a graduate of Gonzaga University and recieved an MFA in poetry from North Carolina State University. Her book The Slow Art (Bear Star Press 2018) won the Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the 2019 Washington State Book Award. Golden's poems appear in literary journals such as Prairie Schooner, Permafrost, and Ploughshares. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies by Hedgebrook,Hugo House, and The Elizabeth George Foundation. Although she calls Washington State home, Golden spent many summers in Alaska, working as a commercial fisherman. She now works in communications at Casa Latina, a nonprofit organization in Seattle that advances the power and well-being of Latino immigrants.