Two poets to read at Northwind Arts Center

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwind Reading Series will present An Evening with Two Sylvias Press at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Poets Natasha Moni and Molly Tenenbaum will read selections of their work at the Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St.

The suggested donation for the readings is $5. All proceeds will support the Northwind Arts Center.

Moni, a first-generation American born to native Dutch and Indian parents, lives in the Pacific Northwest. Her first full-length poetry collection, “The Cardiologist’s Daughter,” was released by Two Sylvias Press in late 2014.

Her writing has been published in journals including The Rumpus, Magma, Verse, Diagram, Hobart and Indiana Review.

She holds a bachelor’s in child development from Tufts University, received her post-baccalaureate pre-medical certificate from Mills College and is a recent graduate of Bastyr University’s naturopathic medical program.

Tenenbaum is the author of four books of poems: “Mytheria” (forthcoming from Two Sylvias Press in winter 2017), “The Cupboard Artist” (Floating Bridge, 2012), “Now” (Bear Star Press, 2007) and “By a Thread” (Van West &Co., 2000).

Past works

Her recent chapbook/artist book, “Exercises to Free the Tongue” (2014), is a collaboration with artist Ellen Ziegler combining photographs and poems about ventriloquism and vaudeville.

Her work has appeared in such journals as The Beloit Poetry Journal, Best American Poetry, Crab Creek Review, The Mississippi Review, New England Review, Poetry, Poetry Daily, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah and Willow Springs.

Honors include a Hedgebrook residency, a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship and grants from Artist Trust and 4culture.

She also plays Appalachian banjo and fiddle music. Her CDs are “Instead of a Pony” and “Goose &Gander.” She lives in Seattle, teaching at North Seattle College and Dusty Strings Music School.

For more information about the nonprofit Northwind Arts Center, see www.northwindarts.org or call Bill Mawhinney at 360-302-1159.

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