Dawn Manning is a writer, metalsmith, photographer, and rogue anthropologist living in the Greater Philadelphia area. In addition to receiving the Edith Garlow Poetry Prize, her poetry has won the San Miguel Writer’s Conference Poetry Prize, the Beullah Rose Poetry Prize, and has received many honorable mentions. Her poems have been published through Crab Orchard Review, Fairy Tale Review, Silk Road Review, Smartish Pace, Unsplendid, and other literary journals. 

Her debut poetry collection, Postcards from the Dead Letter Office, was published in 2016. When the stars align, she travels.