At The Inkwell: Harpin, Chabitnoy, and Swensson

The first At the Inkwell of 2020 features three fantastic poets all reading from their debut poetry collections! Organized and hosted by Hillary Leftwich. Your featured readers: Mary Harpin, Abigail Chabitnoy, and Ellie Swensson.


MARY HARPIN is a poet, an intuitive medium and a content strategist for a medical device company. She moonlights as an instructor for the Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop, and her debut poetry book Shadowrise was published by Dos Madres Press. You can find her work in Terrain, Crab Creek Review, Tinderbox and others. Mary lives in Denver with her family.

ABIGAIL CHABITNOY earned her MFA in poetry at Colorado State University and was a 2016 Peripheral Poets fellow. Her poems have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Boston Review, Tin House,Gulf Coast, LitHub, and Red Ink, among others. She is a Koniag descendant and member of the Tangirnaq Native Village in Kodiak, Alaska, grew up in Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Colorado. Her debut poetry collection, How to Dress a Fish,was recently released from Wesleyan University Press. 

ELLIE SWENSSON is a queer southern ex-pat currently writing poems in Denver, CO. She earned her MFA from Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in 2015. She is the founder and co-director of Bolder Writers Warehouse, a mobile writers’ community resource. 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. her first full-length collection of poetry, salt of us, is currently available from Punch Drunk Press.

Event date: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Ghosts Are Just Strangers Who Know How to Knock Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781948700191
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Published: Civil Coping Mechanisms - October 7th, 2019