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

HELP LINE: The state will not take away your house

“THE STATE WILL take the house!” No, it won’t. Now, let’s back… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Planning now saves work later

THE WINTER SOLSTICE is this week, Friday at 2:23 p.m. And thus,… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Winter warblers welcome

“IS THE TOWNSEND’S warbler rare around here in the winter?” The question… Continue reading

PHOTO: Sequim Valley Car Club donates to toy drive

Sequim Valley Car Club members Jerry and Alene Grant, along with Clallam… Continue reading

Men’s gospel group, women’s gospel choir join voices for concerts

The Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers have invited women to join their ranks… Continue reading

Madrigal dinner, free veterans’ meal on Peninsula

A holiday madrigal dinner, a musical luncheon and a free dinner for… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Finding light in a dark world

IT IS OVERWHELMING how dark it becomes on the Olympic Peninsula after… Continue reading

Green thumbs to talk gardening planning calendars

Local Master Gardeners Amanda Rosenberg, Muriel Nesbitt and Jan… Continue reading

PHOTO: A spot of honey at vintage market in Port Angeles

Dana Snell of Port Angeles, left, receives a jar of honey from… Continue reading

Most Read