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Sierra Golden reads her original poem, "Triangulation"

Poet Sierra Golden holding an Alaska salmon
Sierra Golden
Poet Sierra Golden holding an Alaska salmon

The first in a week of readings from the new poetry anthology I Sing the Salmon Home

Sierra Golden graduated with an MFA in poetry from North Carolina State University. As winner of the 2018 Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize, her debut collection The Slow Art was published by Bear Star Press. The Slow Art is also 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.

Like the other poems in this week's readings, this is from I Sing the Salmon Home: Poems from Washington State, an anthology edited by Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest and published by Empty Bowl Press.