order salt of us, poems by ellie swensson

Punch Drunk Press is taking online orders our latest book, salt of us by ellie swensson. ellie swensson is a vibrant Denver community organizer and a wild and tender poet. In her first full-length poetry collection, swensson 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.


$15 for a copy of the book, to be picked up locally.
$5 for shipping in the US


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”salt of us is a prayer book for queer folk. It shakes, undulates, weeps and celebrates like we are at the after-party of the revolution, where all walls and closets have been smashed and the brilliant beautiful queer folk, amongst one another so safely, are finally able to sing their hearts whole-heartedly . . .”

--Jeanette Powers, poet, editor, and community organizer from Kansas City, and author of Victimless Crime (Outlandish Press, 2019)



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. 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.

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