Rena Priest

Rena Priest

Rena Priest is a writer and Lummi tribal member. Her debut book, Patriarchy Blues, was released on MoonPath Press and garnered an American Book Award. Her most recent collection, Sublime Subliminal, was published by Floating Bridge Press in 2018. She has attended residencies at Mineral School, Underwater New York/Works on Water on Governors Island, and Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers. She is the recipient of a 2018 National Geographic Explorers Grant, and has taught various topics in writing, storytelling, and literature.

2019 Writers Program

Painting of Orcas by Laurie Selden

Submergence: Going Below the Surface with Orca and Salmon READ MORE >

Sound Clips
  • Submergence: Poetry and Sound Excerpt
  • Rena Priest in the Jack Straw studio
    Oblique Sonnets - Rena Priest