Cynthia Manick was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a BA from Hollins University in English and Philosophy and a MFA from the New School. She has received fellowships from Cave Canem, The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Hedgebrook, and the Vermont Studio Center. She is co-founder of The Good Times Collective, East Coast Editor of Jamii Publshing, and Curator for the Soul Sister Revue, a reading series for emerging and established poets in NYC.
Publications and Prizes
African American Review, BLACKBERRY: a magazine, Callaloo, DMQ Review, Gemini Magazine, Kweli Journal, Muzzle, Obsidian, Passages North, PLUCK!, Sou'wester, Spillway Magazine, The Cortland Review, The Cossack Review, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, The Pedestal Magazine, The Weary Blues, Tidal Basin Review, Up the Staircase
Finalist, 2014 Perugia Press Prize
Finalist, 2013 YesYes Books Open Book Competition
Finalist, 2013 Split This Rock Poetry Contest
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Listing last updated: May 23, 2014