Thursday, December 21, 2006

Our Pushcart Nominations for 2006

Floating Bridge is very pleased to announce our nominations for the 2006 Pushcart Prizes:

Annette Spaulding-Convy for her chapbook, In the Convent We Become Clouds
Marjorie Manwaring for her poem, "Magician's Assistant"
Erin Malone for her poem, "This & Thus Far"
John Glowney for his poem, "Spotlight"
Joseph Powell for his poem, "Pecking Order"
John Whalen for his poem, "Separation"

Wishing you very Happy Holidays and a year of excellent poems--
The Editors

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Poetry on Wheels: The Poetry on Buses Takes Off Thanks to Your Participation

We had a fabulous time last Sunday --- and we hope you did, too!

Over one hundred and twenty poetry lovers and friends of poetry lovers came out to help us launch our newest publication, POETRY ON WHEELS: An Anthology of King County's Poetry On Buses Program 1997-2005. Chris Higashi of the Washington Center for the Book supplied us with a superb space and Floating Bridge and 4 Culture supplied the poets. We hope this is only the first of many programs that we can collaborate on in the future.

What made the event so successful? I'd say it was the spirit of community that infused the afternoon. Several people told me it was their first time at a poetry reading, but it would not be their last. Other folks shared ideas on other collaborative projects they'd like to work on with Floating Bridge -- and we're excited to do more community programs.

Finally a note to our contributors: for a discount price on the anthologies please, send a check to Floating Bridge Press c/o Richard Hugo House -- or if you are happy to order two or more anthologies, use our PayPal option and then email us that you are one of the contributors. We will send you two copies of the anthologies for the regular $10 price. Questions? Simply email us at and we will do our best to help.

We can still get you these beautiful blue books by Christmas.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Floating Bridge Press -

Friday, December 08, 2006

Seattle Weekly blurb on Bus Anthology

Check us out! We're in the latest Seattle Weekly. in the Arts section:

Since 1992, the Poetry on Buses program, a joint project of 4Culture and Metro Transit, has filled buses with poetic musings from 8-year-olds, creative-writing grad students, and many bards in between. According to 4Culture's Heather Dwyer, the organization wasn't able to finance the program in 2006, but a 2007 revival is in the works, with a call for entries to hit buses this winter. Meanwhile, Seattle's Floating Bridge Press has published Poetry on Wheels: An Anthology of King County's Poetry on Buses Program 1997–2005, with work by more than 100 local bus poets. Several dozen of them will gather Sunday to read their brief works (none exceeds 50 words) and bathe in their newfound fame. In her introduction to the anthology, Floating Bridge's Kissley Leonor mentions a poet especially dear to the Weekly: Bryson Good, whose haikuesque "Ice Cream" ("I lost a soft ice cream cone out a window/It maybe flew in the dirt/And I am still waiting for summer") won him recognition in our 2003 Best of Seattle issue. No guarantees, but we hope he'll show on Sunday. Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., 386-4636. Free. 2 p.m. NEAL SCHINDLER