Featuring Marjorie Manwaring, September 2012

This month’s featured reader is Marjorie Manwaring. Marjorie lives in Seattle, where she is a freelance writer/editor, co-editor of the online poetry and art journal The DMQ Review, and editorial board member for Floating Bridge Press. Her work has most recently appeared in Sentence, on failbetter.com and in the anthologies Becoming: What Makes a Woman, A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry, Collecting Life: Poets on Objects Known and Imagined, Fire on Her Tongue: An eBook Anthology of
Contemporary Women’s Poetry, A Sense of Place: The Washington State Geospatial Poetry Anthology (via Google Earth), and New Poets of the American West. Her work has also been featured on KUOW Public Radio.

Marjorie’s chapbook What to Make of a Diminished Thing was published by Dancing Girl Press in Spring 2012, and a full-length poetry collection will be published by Mayapple Press in February 2013. She was a Jack Straw Writers Program fellow in 2010 and has been awarded writing residencies through the Whiteley Center at Friday Harbor on San Juan Island and Artsmith on Orcas Island.

Marjorie assisted Sally Ashton when PCSJ put on the California Poets Festival in 2007. The co-hosts of this poetry reading met and worked with her in a workshop with Sally Ashton at the Disquiet International Literary Program in Portugal in 2011.

Open mic to follow.

If you wish to be included in this Willow Glen Poetry Project, please bring a hardcopy of your poem to the event, and also email it to us (see the Submissions page). Of course, it’s perfectly okay if you just want to read without submitting.

The reading will take place
Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Willow Glen Branch Library
1157 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose, 95125

See the Events page for a map.

One thought on “Featuring Marjorie Manwaring, September 2012

  1. Before the reading, I was unaware of this poet. I’ve picked up and read poems from her newest chapbook many times since the event, and I continue to be impressed by her insight, craft and considerable humor!

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