Thursday 7 pm, April 13, featured An Evening with TWO SYLVIAS PRESS: Natasha Moni and Molly Tenenbaum.
Natasha Kochicheril Moni
Natasha is a first-generation American born to native Dutch and Indian parents, writes and resides in the Pacific Northwest. Natasha’s 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, [PANK], Hobart, and Indiana Review. She holds a BA in Child Development from Tufts University, received her Post-baccalaureate pre-medical certificate from Mills College, and is a recent graduate from Bastyr University’s naturopathic medical program.
Molly 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). 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 many journals, including The Beloit Poetry Journal, Best American Poetry, Black Warrior Review, Crab Creek Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Diagram, The Mississippi Review, New England Review, Poetry, Poetry Daily, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, River Styx, Shenandoah, The Southeast Review, 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.