Author of eleven poetry
books, including Full Circle,
The Missing Peace,
Now Voyager, and
Waking Life. Her work
has been nominated for
the Pushcart Prize and
Best of the Net.
Anderson is a soul who absorbs wildness and merges with it, like the lightning that creates petrified sand when it
hits the earth.
Author of Thawed Stars & Poet Laureate of Sunland/Tujunga
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 writes about the natural world and her family history. Her haiku, senryu, cherita, tanka, and other short form poems appear in The Heron's Nest, Frogpond, Failed Haiku, Prune Juice, Haiku in Action, Haiku Dialogue, Frameless Sky, Cold Moon Journal, Wales Haiku Journal, MacQueen's Quinterly, the cherita, Moonbathing, Ribbons, and others. Her traditional long form poems appear in Verse Virtual, Sheila-Na-Gig, 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
MacQueens Quinterly #7: “Formerly Known as Ion” (Also selected for contemporary haibun 17)
The Heron’s Nest, December 2021, "petroglyph canyon"
Sheila-Na-Gig, Summer 2021, "The Interior" (Nominated for Best of the Net)
Prune Juice #36, "changing memory lanes" and "jewelry box"
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/