The Narrative of Frank. Those familiar with the works of one very brilliant American poet, will get this sly reference…do you know which poet we speak of?
In case this narrative needs further explication: photo one is Frank excited about a walk; photo two is Frank confused why we can’t get his harness on; photo three is Frank disappointed in our stupidity regarding said harness; photo four is Frank nodding off for an afternoon nap. All rights to these photos belong to Frank’s owner.
Sneak peak. Bridge #2 is publishing (thus far) two amazing expatriate writers; both, we are proud to say, are fluent in the language of Paris.
So many beautiful bridges in Paris. They call ‘em ponts. Canal Saint-Martin.
St. John's Booksellers is the Best! And a million times better than Powell's ;) →
We happen to think that the St. Johns neighborhood is Portland’s version of paradise. Not considered “cool” exactly it still has a wonderful vibe and some of the nicest people out there. (Also some nice “out there” people!)
The lovely bookseller here gave us cash up front for our humble publication! This is rare…and we are so grateful. Personally, when Bridge thinks of Portland we think of amazing little bookstores like St. Johns Booksellers.
PS: We are right next to Ross Robbins on the shelf! What an honor.
Since about 25 of our issues were printed with a low-resolution cover that we didn’t feel right selling, we’ve started leaving them around both Seattle and Portland for poetry buffs to find and hopefully steal! This issue is at Analog Coffee; we hear they like poetry!
Glad to see you getting your beautiful little publication out into the world! <3
Ah thanks Ross! We hope to see you again in our humble little venture soon. We publish poets that we love as many times as we want. Don’t be a stranger :) we’re a monthly affair…
Bridge is now at Elliott Bay Books! For a mere $5 you can read eight amazing poets.
Who: Bridge is a monthly broadside that publishes the best poetry we can find, and we find our poets by looking within our own social circles first, and by keeping an ear to the ground for brilliant voices second.
What: We publish poetry, song lyrics, short prose, nonfiction, translations and found works. We also feature one artist for our cover art for six month and then switch out for another willing Michelangelo.
Where: We’re based out of Portland and Seattle.
How cool is that: In this issue, you’ll find Priscilla Becker, winner of the Paris Review book prize, Ross Robbins, Orlo’s Bard Deluxe editor’s choice winner, and Ken Simnitt, a remarkable poet who died in 2012 before seeing his poems in print. We can thank his grandson and Bridge cofounder, Chory Ferguson, for discovering these poems. Read, enjoy!
Oh wow, look how beautiful she is. Linda Poole will be doing the next five of our covers. We don’t mind that.