tony mancus

Photograph by Matt Valentine

Tony Mancus lives in Rosslyn, VA with his wife Shannon and their two cats. He is co-founder of Flying Guillotine Press and he works as a writing instructor and quality assurance specialist. He is the author of Bye Sea and keeps a sloppy blog at


Praise for bye sea

[T]his is one of the most aesthetically pleasing reading experiences I have had in quite some time…Bye Sea is rollicking good fun (at one point I thought it may have given me scurvy!), and it is a gorgeous book object. I love themed collections, and this one never suffers from the exhausting singularity that themed poetic sequences can display.
—Hannah Rodabaugh, [PANK]

Named one of the Best Books of 2013 by Barrelhouse’s Dan Brady.


Online Publications

The cartographer’s dilemma“ & ”Stuttering“ & ”Sinking me in fists” in No Tell Motel

Running out of east” in Keep Going

Big rock sinks” in Painted Bride Quarterly