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.

More in Life

BIRD WATCH: Pacific-slope flycatcher are masters of camouflage

FEW BIRDS ARE as well camouflaged as those in the Empidonax Complex.… Continue reading

PENINSULA KITCHEN: For a change of pace, make your own soap

TAKING A BREAK from the kitchen this week, I thought I’d share… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Demographics show who older Americans are

EXACTLY WHO DO you think you are? Or, more to the point,… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Getting back in the saddle

RIDING THROUGH OUR local forests, experiencing the glorious sights and sounds of… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Roses require lots of work for lots of payoff

“ROSES ARE RED, Violets are blue, A rose by any other name,… Continue reading

Flapjack benefit, Peninsula geology on weekend menu

A lecture on the Olympic Peninsula’s changing geology and a breakfast benefit… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Seek God for the rest you truly need

“COME TO ME, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I… Continue reading

Volunteer trail work party Saturday

A volunteer work party for maintenance of the city… Continue reading

Most Read