Claudia Castro Luna on PBS Newshour!

Our very own Claudia Castro Luna talks about her poetic grid, developed during her tenure as Seattle Civic Poet. We are so proud to know Claudia and grateful for all she has done in our community. We can’t wait to see what she does next! After you watch her segment on PBS Newshour, check out…

Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Release Reading

Date: Sunday, October 8, 2017 – 3:00pm Location: The Elliott Bay Book Company 1521 Tenth Avenue Seattle, WA 98122 This afternoon we’ll help celebrate the release of three new chapbooks from Floating Bridge Press. Benjamin Cartwright reads from The Meanest Things Pick Clean. His debut poetry collection, After Our Departure (Sage Hill Press), won the…

The Great Cover Reveal!

                We are pleased to reveal the covers of our 2017 Floating Bridge Press chapbooks! Our covers were designed by artist Rob Nance for our winning chapbook, Night Watch by Katy E. Ellis, and 2 our finalists, The Meanest Things Pick Clean by Ben Cartwright and Myth of…

Author News: Claudia Castro Luna

Three glittering pieces of news about Floating Bridge Press author Claudia Castro Luna caught our eye this week: First, Seattle Weekly named Claudia Castro Luna, King County’s first Civic Poet, Seattle’s Best Poet! They explain that she “demonstrates an innate understanding of Seattle. Her words paint fear of the future, anxiety for what remains of the…

2016 Paula Jones Gardiner Memorial Award Winners

We are excited to announce that PNW poets Kelli Russell Agodon and Sheila Bender have chosen this year’s Paula Jones Gardiner Memorial Award winners: Cynthia Neely for her poem “Hopewell Bay” & Joseph Powell for his poem “Window Panes”. The Paula Jones Gardiner Memorial Award was started by Kelli Russell Agodon and Sheila Bender in 2009 to…

Event: Fremont Library July 10th

Join us Monday July 10th from 6:30-7:45 PM at the Fremont Branch of the Seattle Library for a poetry reading! We are excited to feature Floating Bridge Press & Pontoon Poets: Lydia Swartz, afrose fatima ahmed, and Keith Moul.           We will see you at the Fremont Library: 731 North 35th Street…

2017 Chapbook Competition Results!

(Drum roll please….) Okay Poets, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. But first, whether you submitted or not, we just want to say thank you for your support and interest. We again received more than one hundred submissions from all across Washington State. We feel this year’s submissions were especially strong, start to finish.…