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.…

Free Book: Phlogiston

We believe that poetry deserves promotion and increased attention in our community. We want to bring well-written, well-edited poetry to the attention of as many people as possible, including those who cannot afford to buy our books. So, each month we give away multiple copies of a single book on Goodreads. Each title repeats every…

Grist Reviewed in Ploughshares

The lovely Kimberly Ann Southwick reviewed 3 award-winning chapbooks (all by women!) over at Ploughshares and Floating Bridge Press’s very own Kate Peterson was included. Read the whole review here. Thank you Kimberly, for this great review! Peterson is at her best when allowing her speaker to muse on a body’s perceived abnormalities in a way…

Seattle Civic Poet on Immigration

Today Claudia Castro Luna, author of This City and Seattle Civic Poet, has both a poem and a blog post at The Seattle Review of Books about the experience of being an immigrant.  Thank you, Claudia, for speaking so boldly and loudly.  Check out both her poem and blog post at The Seattle Review of…

Grist: Reviewed by Drizzle

Over at Drizzle Review Rebecca Valley kindly and beautifully reviewed Kate Peterson’s Grist, our 2016 Chapbook Competition winning chapbook. Check out the full review here.   “Though at moments this collection feels fragile, like it is teetering on the edge of collapse, Grist is as much a book about healing as it is about being wounded.…