Cynthia Manick

Brooklyn, NY 11236

Author's Bio

Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs published by Black Lawrence Press. A Pushcart Prize nominated poet with a MFA in Creative Writing from the New School; she has received fellowships from Cave Canem, The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Hedgebrook, Poets House, and the Vermont Studio Center. Her work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day Series, African American Review, Bone Bouquet, Callaloo, Kweli Journal, Muzzle Magazine, Tidal Basin, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She currently curates Soul Sister Revue and resides in Brooklyn, New York. She can be found at

Publications and Prizes

Blue Hallelujahs
(Black Lawrence Press, 2016)
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
Prizes Won: 
Finalist, 2014 Perugia Press Prize Finalist, 2013 YesYes Books Open Book Competition Finalist, 2013 Split This Rock Poetry Contest

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Last updated: Mar 07, 2017