Cleveland native, NYC reared, New Orleans local, Sarah Durn is an Irish surfer chick, Outlander enthusiast, a storyteller of the film and theatre variety, and wanderer. In 2014, she founded the devised theatre and film company, Tandem Bicycle Productions, writing and directing TBP’s inaugural production, The Bond, which premiered on the NYU stage before going on to the Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s 1-Act Competition and the Riant Theatre’s Strawberry 1-Act Festival. Also for TBP, Sarah wrote and directed a full-length, devised, site-specific roof-play called Above Us for the NYC International Fringe Festival. She was sponsored by NYU to write and direct a short, improv-heavy film, Love Love, which premiered at the Galway Little Cinema. As an actor, Sarah has worked extensively in on stage and on screen in Ireland, NYC, and her Cleveland hometown. Currently, she works with one of the premiere, regional theatres in New Orleans, The Nola Project, as an actor, director, and dramaturg. Sarah couldn’t be more pleased to return to Visible Poetry Project for its second year to further explore the poetry of the moving image. #challengeaccepted ☺
Kelli Russell Agodon (Poet)
Kelli Russell Agodon is an award-winning poet, editor, and book cover designer from the Pacific Northwest. Her most recent book, Hourglass Museum, was a finalist for the Washington State Book Awards. Her second book, Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room, won the Foreword Book of the Year Prize in Poetry and was also a Finalist for the Washington State Book Awards. Her work has appeared in places such as The Atlantic, The Academy of American Poets' "Poem-A-Day," Harvard Review, New England Review, and O, The Oprah Magazine. Kelli is the cofounder of Two Sylvias Press and the Co-Director of Poets on the Coast, a weekend writing retreat for women. She has a fondness for dessert and vinyl records.