Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Editors — Who We Are

The editorial board of Floating Bridge Press waved goodbye to three stalwart and stellar editors this past year: Peter Pereira, Jeff Crandall, and Ted McMahon. Peter and Jeff were founding editors and Ted came on not long after. Peter and Ted have shifted to the Advisory Board and Jeff has become our first Executive Director in charge of creating a Floating Bridge Foundation that, once achieved, will allow us to operate with security into the long future.

We are delighted to announce two new editors have joined our board—Tatyana Mishel and Devon Musgrave. Their new enthusiam and energy and excellent ideas for our future are very welcome.

Here is a brief introduction to our new Editorial Board:

Kathleen Flenniken’s first poetry collection, Famous, won the Prairie Schooner Prize and was named an ALA Notable Book for 2007. Her poems have appeared most recently in Poetry Daily, The Iowa Review, High Desert Journal, and Prairie Schooner, and she is the recipient of fellowships from the NEA and Artist Trust.

Tatyana Mishel coaches writers through Write Now!, peddling the principles of high-adrenaline writing, risk and surprise. Her poems have been published in numerous publications including two Pontoon issues. Along with her literary life a second passion is doing sports. For more info: www.tatyanamishel.com

Devon Musgrave is an editor who has lived in Seattle since 1992. He was schooled in Los Angeles, upstate New York, and every other place he’s had the pleasure of visiting. His next editing job is the installation of a composting toilet in a log outhouse in the eastern Cascades.

John Pierce is a freelance writer and editor living in Seattle. He has worked in the publishing industry for more than twenty years, including time at Marquand Books, a Seattle-based book-packager; Microsoft Press; and SmallChanges, a distributor of magazines and other periodicals.

Susan Rich is the author of two books, Cures Include Travel and The Cartographer’s Tongue Poems of the World which won the PEN USA Award and the Peace Corps Award. A recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and an Artist Trust Fellowship, her poems appear in Alaska Quarterly Review, Quarterly West, and Witness. For more info: www.susanrich.org

Ron Starr does technical writing for money and other writing for pleasure. He is sometimes confused and writes programs instead of poems, but not infrequently something interesting happens. His work has appeared recently in LOCUSPOINT and Drunken Boat. Ravenna Press published his Oulipian-inspired book, A Map by a Dim Lamp, this fall.


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