Dawn Manning is the author of Postcards from the Dead Letter Office. Honors for her work include the Beullah Rose Poetry Prize, the San Miguel Writers’ Poetry Prize, the Edith Garlow Poetry Prize, and many honorable mentions, including Pushcart nominations. She has also been a Mona Van Duyn Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Her poems have appeared in Ecotone, Fairy Tale Review, Prairie Schooner, Smartish Pace, and other literary journals.

After more than two decades in the Greater Philadelphia area (a.k.a. Delco), she now resides in the former tollhouse of a covered bridge in Berks County, Pennsylvania.  She writes, consults, conjures, metalsmiths, and is 100% that Tollhouse Troll.