Cynthia Manick


Author's Bio

Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). A Pushcart Prize nominated poet with a MFA in Creative Writing from the New School; she has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, the MacDowell Colony, and Poets House among others.  Winner of the 2016 Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry and the 2018 Elizabeth Sloan Tyler Memorial Award, Manick was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2019 Furious Flower Poetry Prize. She is Founder and Curator 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 and Reel 13 Shorts. Manick’s work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day SeriesBone Bouquet, Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB), Muzzle Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhereShe currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.


Publications & Prizes

Brooklyn Poets Anthology (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2017)
Cave Canem Anthology XIII (Willow Books, 2015)
Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016)
African American Review
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Los Angeles Review of Books
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Spillway Magazine
The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature
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Wall Street Journal
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Finalist, 2014 Perugia Press Prize Finalist, 2013 YesYes Books Open Book Competition Finalist, 2013 Split This Rock Poetry Contest

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African American
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Brooklyn, NY
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Brooklyn, NY
New York
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Last update: May 21, 2019