2023-2024 Skagit River Poetry Foundation Members


Molly McNulty, Executive Director

Molly Beth McNulty is a retired language arts teacher from Skagit County. She joined the board in 2003 and became executive director in 2007. A visual artist, angler, and hunter, she has a great passion for poetry.

Cora Thomas, Assistant to the Director

Cora Thomas is a published poet, advocate, and community builder; and believes in the power of the written word to inspire change. She has a passion for supporting community and student success. She holds a Master’s Degree in Cultural Studies from UW Bothell. Cora’s pen flows green with Skagit River currents and her nature writing has evolved into environmental conservation advocacy. She’s an avid hiker, writer, and baker!


Board Members

Kathleen Bisagna, Board President

Kathleen Bisagna has long been a supporter of poetry’s power to transform the content of life into the context of love. She enjoys writing, long-distance cycling, and is co-conspirator of Skagit Book & Paper Arts.

Eric Bowen, Board Member Emeritus

When he’s not swimming laps across the Skagit River, Eric can be found singing Welsh folk songs at the Mount Vernon Highland Games and Celtic Arts Festival. He supports his hobbies by working as an accountant.