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.
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...
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
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).
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
Book Review of Waking Life by Erica Goss, Sticks & Stones Newsletter, 1.7.19
The Transmitter: Interviews on The Coil Magazine, Summer 2018
Cynthia Anderson Answers the Questions that Matter
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
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