Poetry, with Joannie Stangeland, Jenifer Lawrence, and Natasha Moni
April is Poetry Month! Join us on Sunday, April 28 at 3pm to hear three talented Northwest poets for what is sure to be a rich, thought-provoking afternoon.
Joanie Stangeland of Seattle, who won the Floating Bridge Press publication award, will read from her new collection,The Scene You See, which looks at art, marriage, and the art of marriage (with some food and wine thrown in, as well as a bit of science).
We will also hear from Jenifer Lawrence, whose book One Hundred Steps From Shore was published by Blue Begonia Press. She is co-editor of Crab Creek Review, the Kistap based literary magazine. Natasha Moni will also join us; she is the author of The Cardiologist's Daughter, Lay Down Your Fleece, Nearly, and A Nation--winner of the 2018 Floating Bridge Press Contest.
About the Poets
Joannie Stangeland's poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Mid-American Review, The Southern Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and other journals and anthologies. Her poems have also traveled on Seattle-area buses. Joannie has been a Jack Straw Writer and has taught at Seattle’s Richard Hugo House and LiTFUSE. By day, she works as a writer at a software technology company and helps out at the family winery.
Jenifer Browne Lawrence is the author of Grayling (Perugia Press), and One Hundred Steps from Shore (Blue Begonia Press). Awards include the Perugia Press Prize, the Orlanda Poetry Price, the James Hearst Poetry Prize, and a GAP grant from Artist Trust. Her work appears in Bracks, Cincinnati Review, The Coachella Review, Los Angeles Review, Narrative, North American Review, and elsewhere. Jenifer was raised in Southeast Alaska and is a 30-year resident of Washington, currently living in Poulsbvo. She is the editor of the Seattle-based literary journal, Crab Creek Review.
A recent Jack Straw Writer, Natasha Kochicheril Moni is the author of The Cardiologist’s Daughter (Two Sylvias Press, 2014), Lay Down Your Fleece (Shirt Pocket Press, 2017), and Nearly (Dancing Girl Press, 2018). While she lived on Bainbridge Island, Natasha wrote the collection A Nation (Imagined), winner of the 2018 Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award. Her writing has appeared in over 65 journals, magazines, and anthologies including Indiana Review, The Rumpus, Entropy, and Verse.