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Floating Bridge Press is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit literary arts organization, founded in 1994. Our mission is to recognize and promote the work of Washington State poets through an annual poetry chapbook award and the production of archival-quality books, anthologies, and broadsides, as well as community poetry readings.

Floating Bridge Review

We publish Floating Bridge Review once a year. Each issue contains two parts: a curated section with a different focus every year, and “Pontoon,” which contains poems we choose from entries to our chapbook competition. Issues 1 through 7 are available for purchase.

Issues in print

Fall 2014

Floating Bridge Review #7
The 2014 issue of Floating Bridge Review starts with “Help Wanted,” poems about work—jobs ranging from the ridiculous to the dangerous, the humiliating to the transformative, the tedious to the just plain nonexistent. Guest edited by Elizabeth Austen, Washington State Poet Laureate. Floating Bridge Review No. 7 also has “Pontoon,” selections from entries to the 2014 Floating Bridge Press chapbook competition, including poetry from this year’s winner, Above the Pear Trees, by John Whalen.2014. 192 pages. $10.00. ISBN: 978-1-930446-37-3.

Fall 2013

Floating Bridge Review #6
Folio 2: Selected work by Lana Hechtman Ayers, Michael Bonacci, John Glowney, Kimalisa Kaczinsky, Megan McClure, Steven Quig, Michael Spence, John Whalen, and Maya Jewell Zeller.
Pontoon: Selections from entries to the 2013 Floating Bridge Press chapbook competition, including poetry from the year’s winner: Ghost House, by Hannah Faith Notess.

2013. 164 pages. $10.00. ISBN: 978-1-930446-35-9.

Summer 2012

Floating Bridge Review #5
“Do Tell”: Guest edited by Jourdan Keith and Peter Pereira.
“Pontoon”: Selections from entries to the 2013 Floating Bridge Press chapbook competition, including poetry from the year’s winner: Another Exile on the 45th Parallel, by Jodie Marion.

2012. 208 pages. $10.00. ISBN: 978-1-930446-31-1.

Summer 2011

Floating Bridge Review #4
“Poking a Finger Out”: A literary retrospective. Work from four of Washington State’s finest literary magazines no longer publishing—Chrysanthemum, Duckabush Journal, Fine Madness, and Heliotrope—selected by the editors of those magazines.

“Pontoon”: Selections from entries to the 2011 Floating Bridge Press chapbook competition, including poetry from the year’s winner: A Fort Made of Doors, by Casey Fuller.

2011. 208 pages. $10.00. ISBN: 978-1-930446-26-7.

Summer 2010
Summer 2010

Floating Bridge Review #3“CCausmwbeelrlland”: New and recent work by Dennis Caswell and Sharon Cumberland. An interwoven assortment of poems about the likes of Magilla Gorilla, the Cisco Kid, Shamu, Eisenhower, Bullwinkle, Chicago, Brazil … and that’s just the start.

“Pontoon”: Selections from entries to the Floating Bridge Press chapbook competition, including poetry from the 2010 winner: The Chewbacca on Hollywood Boulevard Reminds Me of You, by Laura Read.

2010. 192 pages. $10.00. ISBN: 978-930446-24-3.

Published Summer 2009
Summer 2009

Floating Bridge Review #2“Textremities,” edited by John Olson: Work by Curtis Bonney, Jeanne Heuving, Drew Kunz, Ezra Mark, Bryant Mason, Robert Mittenthal, John Olson, Roberta Olson, C. E. Putnam, James Reed, and Nico Vassilakis.

“Pontoon”: Sally Albiso, Lorraine Barlow, Jennifer Bullis, Nancy Canyon, Dennis Caswell, Larry Crist, Sharon Cumberland, Lois Parker Edstrom, Patrick Forgette, John Glowney, David Gravender, James Gurley, Jeremy Halinen, Mark Halperin, Alicia Hokanson, Jill McCabe Johnson, Marjorie Manwaring, Carlos Martinez, Larry Matsuda, Claire McQuerry, Kay Mullen, Arlene Naganawa, Hannah Notess, Edward Nuedelman, Joseph Powell, Eve Preus, Bethany Reid, David Rizzi, Tammy Robacker, Michael Schein, Michael Schmeltzer, Derrick Sheffield, Linda Vandlac Smith, Joannie Stangeland, Holly Thomas, Dorothy Trogdon, Jeremy Voigt, and Katharine Whitcomb.

2009. 136 pages. $10.00. ISBN: 978-1-930446-20-9.

Published Summer 2008
Summer 2008

Floating Bridge Review #1“Poetry from the upper left corner”: Poems by Allen Braden, Timothy Kelly, Marjorie Manwaring, Molly Tenenbaum, Nance Van Winckel, and Cody Walker.

“Pontoon”: Melvin Adams, Jane Alynn, Elizabeth Austen, Lana Hechtman Ayers, Sarah Conover, Larry Crist, Jeff Encke, Roberta Feins, Joan Fiset, Patrick Forgette, John Glowney, Norman Goodwin, Mark Halperin, Alicia Hokanson, Jourdan Keith, Susan Landgraf, Carlos Martinez, Arlene Naganawa, Nancy Pagh, Joseph Powell, Steve Quig, Andrew Michael Roberts, Rachel Robertshaw, Raul Sanchez, Derek Sheffield, Joannie Kervran Stangeland, Joan Swift, Holly Thomas, Dorothy Trogdon, Michael Dylan Welch, and Katharine Whitcomb.

2008. 104 pages. $10.00. ISBN: 978-1-930446-18-2.

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