Cynthia Manick


Brooklyn, NY 11210

Author's Bio

Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016) and editor of Soul Sister Revue: A Poetry Compilation (Jamii Publishing, 2019). She has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, MacDowell Colony, and Château de la Napoule among others.  Winner of the Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry,  Manick was also awarded Honorable Mention for the 2019 Furious Flower Poetry Prize. She is Founder of the reading series Soul Sister Revue; and her poem "Things I Carry Into the World" was made into a film by Motionpoems, a organization dedicated to video poetry, and has debuted on Tidal for National Poetry Month. A performer at literary festivals, libraries, universities, and most recently the Brooklyn Museum, Manick’s work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day SeriesBone Bouquet, Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB), The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhereShe currently serves on the editorial board of Alice James Books and resides in Brooklyn, New York.


Publications & Prizes

Brooklyn Poets Anthology (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2017)
Cave Canem Anthology XIII (Willow Books, 2015)
Soul Sister Revue: A Poetry Compilation (Jamii Publishing, 2019)
Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016)
African American Review
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BLACKBERRY: a magazine
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Los Angeles Review of Books
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Spillway Magazine
The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature
Tidal Basin Review
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Wall Street Journal
Prizes won: 

Finalist, 2014 Perugia Press Prize Finalist, 2013 YesYes Books Open Book Competition Finalist, 2013 Split This Rock Poetry Contest

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Teenagers
Born in: 
Brooklyn, NY
New York
Raised in: 
Brooklyn, NY
New York
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Last update: Dec 04, 2019