Cynthia Anderson


Author's Bio

Cynthia Anderson lives in the Mojave Desert near Joshua Tree National Park. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Spillway, Crab Creek Review, Apercus, Askew, San Pedro River Review, Mojave River Review, The Coil, and Split Rock Review. Her work has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. She is the author of nine poetry collections and co-editor of the anthology A Bird Black As the Sun: California Poets on Crows & Ravens.

Publications & Prizes

Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2018)
Waters Deep: A Great Lakes Poetry Anthology (Split Rock Review, 2018)
Weaving the Terrain (Dos Gatos Press, 2017)
Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems (Dos Gatos Press, 2016)
Self-Portrait Poetry Collection (Silver Birch Press, 2014)
A Bird Black as the Sun: California Poets on Crows & Ravens (Green Poet Press, 2011)
Now Voyager (Cholla Needles Press, 2019)
Route (Cholla Needles Press, 2019)
Waking Life (Cholla Needles Press, 2017)
Prizes won: 

“Desert Survival: On Distance,” Deep Wild Volume 1, 2019, Nominated for a Pushcart Prize; "The Shallows," Postcard Poems and Prose, May 2018, Nominated for Best of the Net; “Bird Woman of Wonder Valley,” Finalist, 2017 Luminaire Award for Best Poetry, The Coil, Alternating Current Press; “Angel of Kindness,” First Place Winner Kindness Competition, The Best of Kindness (anthology), Origami Poems Project, 2016; “Queen of the Mist,” Finalist, Charter Oak Award for Best Historical 2016, The Coil, Alternating Current Press

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Darby, PA
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Simsbury, CT
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Last update: Feb 03, 2020