When my phone rang last Tuesday evening and Michael Schmeltzer asked if I wanted to say "Hello" to Floating Bridge Press, I couldn't believe what he was about to tell me. My chapbook, A Nation (Imagined) won the 2018 FBP chapbook competition! I was floored. Having jokingly referred to myself as the bridesmaid's maid of poetry (my work has been named a semifinalist/finalist in numerous contests, but never a winner), I am thrilled to resign this title especially on this day, my parents' anniversary.
Thank you, Floating Bridge Press for selecting my manuscript! Having lived/found home in WA State for nearly twenty years, this win feels so dear to me.
I'm eager to read all of the incredibly talented WA State poets selected for Pontoon this year. Sweet congrats to finalist Rena Priest, Moonpath Press author, whose collection will also be published by FBP. Check us out this fall, when our chapbooks drop and we share our poems at the FBP release.
Natasha Kochicheril Moni is a writer and a licensed naturopath in WA State. Enjoying this blog? Feel free to put a little coffee in Natasha's cup, right here.