Salt of Us
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 creative collaboration and curation experience including the reading series Bouldering Poets, projects 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. Salt of Us is her first full-length collection of poems.
Punch Drunk Press is proud to announce Ellie Swensson’s debut collection of poems, Salt of Us. This full length collection explores queer love, southern ritual, and social justice through a lens that is exacting, intersectional, and erotic. Her poems widen the definition of prayer and remind us what to pray for.