Author of nine poetry books,

including Desert Dweller,

Waking Life, Route, and

Now Voyager. Her work

has been nominated for

the Pushcart Prize and

Best of the Net.

BOOKS

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Route

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Now Voyager

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Waking Life

For other titles, visit my online bookstore here.

REVIEWS

Anderson's language is as spellbound as her subject, rising from the land itself, its alchemy of silence and time, from arias of beauty and melancholy...

MARSHA DE LA O

Author of Antidote for Night and Every Ravening Thing

She seems to mirror Like Water for Chocolate or Carlos Castaneda, with a little Edgar Allan Poe mixed in...

TOBI ALFIER

Co-Publisher of San Pedro River Review and Blue Horse Press

Cynthia Anderson’s poetry dissolves arbitrary distinctions between non-human and human, creature and rock, inner and outer, past and present...

DR. CATHERINE SVEHLA

Mythologist/Founder of Mythic Mojo

BIO

A California resident and poet for over 40 years, Cynthia Anderson's recent work focuses on the natural world and her family history. Her haiku, senryu, cherita, and other short form poems appear in journals such as

the cherita, Presence, hedgerow, Failed Haiku, Prune Juice, Femku, Chrysanthemum, Frameless Sky, Moonbathing, and others. Her traditional long form poems appear

in Verse Virtual, Spillway, Mojave River Review, Footnote, Cholla Needles, Silver Birch Press, and Writing in a Women's Voice.

Cynthia is co-editor of the anthology A Bird Black As the Sun: California Poets on Crows & Ravens, described by Jane Hirshfield as "a book whose heights, swoops, visions,

and versatile multiplicities

of flight-path are worthy of

the trickster-bird celebrated

in its pages."

 

Cynthia's poems have appeared in many anthologies, among them: San Bernardino Singing (Inlandia Books, 2020), California Fire & Water (Story Street Press, 2020), Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2018), Waters Deep: A Great Lakes Poetry Anthology (Split Rock Review, 2018), Weaving the Terrain: 100-Word Southwestern Poems (Dos Gatos Press, 2017) and Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems (Dos Gatos Press, 2016).

 
 
 

LISTEN/READ ONLINE

WATCH/LISTEN:

 

Video: Cynthia Anderson reading her poetry at the EP Foster Library in Ventura, California on August 17, 2017.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP-O0of10PY

Online radio interview "Desert Dweller: A Conversation with Poet Cynthia Anderson" by Dr. Catherine Svehla, Mythologist https://drcatherinesvehla.bandcamp.com/track/desert-dweller-a-conversation-with-poet-cynthia-anderson

 

READ:

Book Review of Waking Life by Erica Goss, Sticks & Stones Newsletter, 1.7.19

https://mailchi.mp/491953c50d3b/sticks-stones-newsletter-450921?fbclid=IwAR2EyPrSvyx7w3Cva8_iUgUyupNIAAp6gcSA3VqgC3fgld1KxcjbbW3M4S0

The Transmitter: Interviews on The Coil Magazine, Summer 2018

Cynthia Anderson Answers the Questions that Matter

https://medium.com/the-coil/the-transmitter-cynthia-anderson-answers-the-questions-that-matter-34973a1e7666

Kosmos Quarterly, Fall Gallery of Poets 2020 “Becoming Sequoia” https://www.kosmosjournal.org/news/kosmos-autumn-2020-gallery-of-poets/

 

Silver Birch Press, Landmarks Series, Camels at Font’s Point, August 2020 https://silverbirchpress.wordpress.com/2020/08/21/camels-at-fonts-point-by-cynthia-anderson-landmarks-series/

Verse Virtual August 2020: Muscular Dystrophy, Paper Mill Hollow, The Dead Writer Returns

http://www.verse-virtual.org/2020/August/cynthia-anderson-2020-august.html

 

MacQueen’s Quinterly Issue 4, three micropoems: tethered to earth, wrinkles in time, the veins http://www.macqueensquinterly.com/MacQ4/Anderson-3-Poems.aspx

 

Mojave River Review, Vol. 5 No. 1, Spring/Summer 2019: Jackalopes,

Sounding, Yucca Man's Lament

https://issuu.com/mojaverivermedia/docs/mrr-vol5no1-spring-summer2019_final

 

CONTACT

Cynthia Anderson can be reached by email at cynthia@cynthiaandersonpoet.com

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