Monthly Poetry Reading First Anniversary

Marjorie ManwaringMarjorie Manwaring, a freelance writer/editor living in Seattle, co-edits the online poetry and art journal the DMQ Review (, and is an editorial board member for Floating Bridge Press http://www.floatingbridgepress.org/, a publisher and promoter of Washington state poets. Her poems have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies, including the Seattle Review; the Museum of Americana; Sentence; Crab Creek Review; Fire on Her Tongue: An eBook Anthology of Contemporary Women’s Poetry; New Poets of the American West; and A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry and have been featured on National Public Radio affiliate KUOW. Her first full-length poetry collection, Search for a Velvet-Lined Cape (Mayapple Press), was released earlier the year.

Kelsea HabeckerKelsea Habecker is a poet, writer, artist, and teacher. In 2007, her book of poetry, Hollow Out, was selected by U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Simic for publication by New Rivers Press. She was a finalist for the Ruth Lilly poetry award, winner of the Many Voices award in poetry, and the John Haines award. She has had writing fellowships from the Santa Fe Art Institute, the Constance Saltonstall Foundation in New York, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. For five years, she was a teacher in an Inupiaq village in the arctic region of Alaska. She earned her MFA in poetry from Bennington Writing Seminars and her BA from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. She teaches graduate writing courses for Empire State College as well as community poetry classes, and recently led a weekend retreat at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. She lives in Seattle, WA.

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