Cynthia Rausch Allar


Louisville, KY
Kentucky US

Author's Bio

Cynthia received her MFA in Writing at Spalding University. Her critical thesis, “‘A Snake Lies Hid:’ Aphra Behn’s Poetry and the War Between the Sexes,” appeared in Allegorica: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Literature.   Cynthia's poems have appeared in anthologies such as “Myrrh, Mothwing, Smoke” from Tupelo Press, “The Cancer Poetry Project”, and “The Boom Project,” as well as journals Two Hawks Quarterly, Naugatuck River Review, Evening Street Review, Off the Rocks, Paper Street, Bloom, and others.

Publications & Prizes

Myrrh, Mothwing, Smoke (Tupelo Press, 2012)
Above Us Only Sky (Incarnate Muse Press, 2008)
Sailing In the Mist of Time (Tom Howard Books, 2008)
Allegorica: A Journal in Medieval and Renaissance Literature
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Mad Poets Review
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Off the Rocks
Paper Street
Redheaded Stepchild
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Soundings Review
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Underwood Review

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Galway Kinnell, Jane Hirshfield, Molly Peacock, Isaac Asimov, Joseph Campbell
What I'm reading now: 
The Boom Project: Voices of a Generation by various

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Identifies as: 
Feminist, LGBTQ
Prefers to work with: 
Any, LGBTQ, Teenagers
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Born in: 
Louisville, KY
Raised in: 
Louisville, KY
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Last update: Jun 23, 2024