Cynthia Manick

Poet and Storyteller

Cynthia Manick - Poet and Storyteller

Author of Blue Hallelujahs, Curator of Soul Sister Revue, and East Coast Editor of Jamii Publishing

Apr
6
to Apr 8

Hollins University Lex Allen Literary Festival

Saturday April 7, 2018

9:30 – check-in and refreshments, 2nd floor lobby

10:30 – reading by Jim Minick

11:30 – poetry panel discussing student-submitted work

12:45 – luncheon, Moody Dining Hall (pay at the door)

  2:00 – reading by Cynthia Manick

  3:15 – reading by Janisse Ray

  4:00 – public reception, 2nd floor lobby

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Jul
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

SAVOY: POETRY READING W/ Christia Madacsi Hoffman and Cynthia Manick

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host a poetry reading with Mystic native Christia Madacsi Hoffman, the author of Intent; and Brooklyn poet Cynthia Manick, the author of Blue Hallelujahs. This event is free and open to the public; no RSVP is required. 

Christia Madacsi Hoffman

Christia Madacsi Hoffman grew up along the banks of the Mystic River in Mystic, Connecticut. A longtime Austin, Texas resident, Hoffman’s work has appeared in the Texas Observer and the annual anthology of the Austin International Poetry Festival. Through her company, CenterLight Media, Hoffman works as a marketing and editorial writer, graphic designer and actor. Her early career adventures included antique furniture restoration and leading treks in the high Himalaya. 

Inspired by a friend’s daily photography series, Christia Madacsi Hoffman set an intention to write a minimum of two lines of verse per day for 365 days. Four years and thousands of lines later, the result is her debut collection of poetry, Intent. Throughout, Hoffman reveals an accessible and insightful poetic voice as she explores the universal themes of place, beauty, youth and family. Her moving reflections remind us there is depth in our everyday experiences and significance in our intentions. Intent is published by Hedgehog & Fox, an imprint of Warner Literary Group. 

 

Cynthia Manick
 

Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). A Pushcart Prize nominee with a MFA in Creative Writing from the New School; she has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Fine Arts Work Center, Hedgebrook, Poets House, and the Vermont Studio Center. Manick serves as East Coast Editor of the independent press Jamii Publishing and is Founder of the reading series Soul Sister Revue. Her poem "Things I Carry Into The World" was recently made into a film by Motionpoems, an organization dedicated to video poetry. Her work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day Series, African American Review, Bone Bouquet, Callaloo, Kweli Journal, Muzzle Magazine, Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora, Passages North, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Event date: 

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Savoy Bookshop and Café

10 Canal Street

Westerly, RI 02891

 

BLUE HALLELUJAHS (PAPERBACK)

By Cynthia Manick

Email or call for price.

ISBN: 9781625579454

Availability: Special Order

Published: Black Lawrence Press - June 20th, 2016

Poetry. African & African American Studies. "Cynthia Manick's BLUE HALLELUJAHS bring us to a broil like Koko Taylor's 'white-toothed love coils on repeat.' Here, we have a gospel of womanly sharpness, a kitchen sinked and hot combed diary of the way Blues grinds into the 21st century.

 

INTENT: A COLLECTION OF POEMS (PAPERBACK)

By Christia Madacsi Hoffman

$12.00

ISBN: 9780996195089

Availability: Ships to Our Store in 1-5 Days

Published: Hedgehog & Fox - April 10th, 2017

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Women in Bloom 6 yr Anniversary Reading
Apr
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Women in Bloom 6 yr Anniversary Reading

Join J.P. Howard and Women Writers in Bloom for its 6 year anniversary. Readers include:  

* r. erica doyle * Sherese Francis * Cynthia Hilts * Safia Jama *

* Cynthia Manick *Allia Matta * Yesenia Montilla * Ed Toney * 

Free but RSVP required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-writers-in-bloom-six-year-anniversary-celebration-tickets-32983733234

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Apr
23
7:30pm 7:30pm

Studio A on WKCR 89.9 FM

Join host, Sarah Courville, for a live literary radio program Studio A, on WKCR 89.9 FM for a reading and discussion of Blue Hallelujahs with Cynthia Manick.

Studio A is live, hour-long literary program, featuring writers of relevance and merit, often accompanied by interesting background information on the author and the context of the work. Studio A is a platform for these writers to share their work and subsequentally be interviewed. The philosophy of Studio A is to highlight exemplary works of literature that are important to the times, as well as enjoyable and thought-provoking for our audience to hear.

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National Poetry Month at Larchmont Public Library
Apr
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

National Poetry Month at Larchmont Public Library

Periodicals Room. No registration required. Join poets Cynthia Manick and Mike Lala for an evening of poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month. Cynthia Manick is the author of BLUE HALLELUJAHS. She has won numerous awards and has been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize. Mike Lala is the author of EXIT THEATER. His work has been published in numerous publications including The Atlas Review

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RHINO AWP Reading
Feb
9
4:30pm 4:30pm

RHINO AWP Reading

Join us for a reading and open mic celebrating 40 years of RHINO and kicking off our “40 Readings in 40 Cities” initiative! A perfect opportunity to grab a snack or light meal and hear some amazing poetry before heading out for evening events.

Featured Readers:

Steven Alvarez
Silvia Bonilla 
Chris Campanioni 
Leila Chatti 
Kristina Marie Darling 
Sara Henning 
Rochelle Hurt 
Safia Jama 
Arden Levine
Cynthia Manick
Rachel Mennies
José A. Rodríguez
Leigh Camacho Rourks
Lee Sharkey
Kevin Simmonds
Sarah Viren
David Welch

 

Join RHINO Poetry for an offsite reading and culminating celebration of their 40th year, only a quarter mile from the Convention Center! 4:30-6:30 pm.  Upstairs Dining Room.
Appetizers served. 

 

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Emotive Fruition: We Make Sin a Good Hymn
Feb
8
7:30pm 7:30pm

Emotive Fruition: We Make Sin a Good Hymn

A Rousing Night of Love Poetry

Actors: Lachrisha Brown, Ramsey Faragallah, and Ashley Marie Ortiz

Poets: Thomas March, Jason Schneiderman, Sarah Sala, Christina Quintana, Sanjana Nair, Linda Harris Dolan, Emily Hockaday, Richard Prins, Emily Blair, Ryan Dzelzkalns, Anna McDonald, Parco Martinez, Cynthia Manick, Marina Blitshteyn, and Emily Brandt.

Director: Thomas Dooley

Tickets $10

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Poetry Reading Event @ Station Independent Projects
Feb
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Poetry Reading Event @ Station Independent Projects

Poetry Reading Event @ Station Independent Projects

Poets Cynthia Manick and zakia hendersen-brown

 

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, the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Hedgebrook, and Poets House. She serves as East Coast Editor of Jamii Publishing and is Founder of the reading series Soul Sister Revue. Her poem Things I Carry Into the World was recently made into a short film by Motionpoems, an organization dedicated to video poetry. Her work has also appeared in the Academy of American Poets' Poem-A-Day Series, African American Review, Bone Bouquet, Callaloo, Kweli Journal, Muzzle Magazine, Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. 

zakia henderson-brown is a Pushcart-nominated 2016 Poets House Emerging Poets Fellow and has received additional fellowships and scholarships from the Fine Arts Work Center, Callaloo, and Cave Canem. Her poems have appeared in African American Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, North American Review, Vinyl, and others. She currently serves as Associate Editor at nonprofit publisher The New Press, and on the board of the Brooklyn Movement Center. She lives in her native Brooklyn with fur ball Onyx.

AKaiser: 

AKaiser curates this tri-annual poetry series with Station Independent Projects and, in spring 2016, curated a multi-lingual poetry reading at Vintage Works in Barcelona which included Mark Doty, Catalan poets, Francesc Parcerisas and Antoni Clapés, herself, and translator Dolors Urdina. Along with her friend poets of the poetry collective, Sweet Action (http://sweetactionpoetry.com), she contributed work to the chapbook, Sunken Paths, which was donated to the Standing Rock benefit in Boston this past December. 

In October 2016, she was a poet-participant in Tupelo Press' 30/30 Project

(https://www.tupelopress.org/3030-project-2__trashed/3030-project-contributors-by-month/).

 

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Dec
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

A POETS RESISTANCE (A POETS’ RESISTANCE)

A POETS RESISTANCE (A POETS’ RESISTANCE) is a community forum for writers to respond to the recent US election and voice their fear, grief, outrage, and concerns for the future.

We have no formal roster of readers for the evening; the floor is open to any artists and writers. Please feel free to bring any work to present, either your own or by others, that has helped you through this turbulent political season.

We also welcome reflections, commentaries, and discussion. If you cannot make it in person and would like to submit material to offer via projection please contact us at berlspoetry@gmail.com.

This event will be hosted by Gabriela Garcia. Her work has appeared in Word Riot, NPR, and Parallax, among others. She is an MFA candidate in poetry at Columbia University, the founder of the podcast On Poetry, and the proud daughter of a Uruguayan immigrant.

We hope you may join us as we mobilize together through poetry to help process this moment and to empower and support each other, especially those most at risk. We hope that this will be a gathering in the spirit of community and togetherness, meeting intolerance and atrocity with love, empathy, imagination and resistance.

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Barrelhouse Reading Series in DC
Dec
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Barrelhouse Reading Series in DC

Join us on Thursday, December 8th at 7 PM at The Third Floor for Barrelhouse Presents Cynthia Manick, Henry Israeli, and Venus Thrash!

Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). A Pushcart Prize nominated poet with a BA from Hollins University and a MFA from the New School; she has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Fine Arts Work Center, the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, Hedgebrook, Poets House, and the Vermont Studio Center.  Manick’s work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day Series, African American Review, Bone Bouquet, Callaloo, Clockhouse, Human Equity Through Art (HEArt), Fjords Review, Kinfolks Quarterly, Kweli Journal, Muzzle Magazine, Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora, Pedestal Magazine, PLUCK! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts and Culture, St. Ann’s Review, The Wall Street Journal, Tidal Basin Review, and elsewhere. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Henry Israeli’s previous poetry collections include New Messiahs (Four Way Books: 2002), and Praying to the Black Cat (Del Sol: 2010). He is the translator of Fresco: the Selected Poetry of Luljeta Lleshanaku (New Directions: 2002), Child of Nature (New Directions: 2010), and Haywire: New and Selected Poems (Bloodaxe, 2011). His new book is god’s breath hovering across the waters (Four Way Books: 2016). He is also the founder and editor of Saturnalia Books.

Venus Thrash is the author of the poetry collection, The Fateful Apple which was nominated for the 2015 Pen America Open Book Award. Her poetry has been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies. She was awarded a 2016 writer’s residency at The Vermont Studio Center. She is co-director of the Joaquin Miller Poetry Series. She is a Cave Canem graduate fellow and a Summer Seminar in Kenya and Fire and Ink scholar. She is completing a second poetry collection, Scar, a short-story collection, The Soul of a Man, and a novel, (W)hole.

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Blue Hallelujahs with Cave Canem Poets
Nov
6
4:00pm 4:00pm

Blue Hallelujahs with Cave Canem Poets

Join the Boston area in celebrating the release of Blue Hallelujahs with local Cave Canem poets. The event will be hosted by Nicole Terez Dutton, Somerville's first poet laureate. Copies of Blue Hallelujahs will be available for purchase at the event. Free and Open to the Public

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Brionne Janae is a California native, teaching artist, and poet living in Boston where she completed an MFA at Emerson College. Brionne was a recipient of the 2016 St. Botoloph Emering Artist award. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in jubilatBoaat, Plume, Bayou Magazine, The Nashville Review, and Waxwing among others. And most importantly Brionne is a Cave Canem Fellow. 

 

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, The Hambidge Center, the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Hedgebrook, Poets House, and the Vermont Studio Center.  Her work has been published by the Academy of American Poets and has appeared in African American Review, Bone Bouquet, Callaloo, DMQ Review, Kweli Journal, Muzzle Magazine, Sou’wester, Pedestal Magazine,Tidal Basin, Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She currently curates Soul Sister Revue and resides in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Breauna L. Roach is a native of Detroit, MI and a recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Writers Association’s Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in Callaloo, Vinyl, Little Patuxent Review, and various other publications. She is a proud Alumna of Florida A&M University, and has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Callaloo, and the Fine Arts Work Center. Breauna is the former Editor of CaKe: a Journal of Poetry and Art and is currently a Graduate Writing Instructor and MFA candidate at Emerson College.

 

Pamela Taylor is a data guru by day and a poet by night. She has a doctorate in social psychology from UCLA, a MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and is a Cave Canem Fellow. When she is not working or writing, she’s dancing Argentine tango in the Boston area. Pamela’s first chapbook of poetry, My Mother’s Child, was published by Hyacinth Girl Press in June 2015.

 

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Brooklyn Poet Reading Series
Nov
3
7:30pm 7:30pm

Brooklyn Poet Reading Series

Named one of the best reading series in NYC as well as one of the 50 best free things to do in the city by Time Out New York, the Brooklyn Poets Reading Series takes place bimonthly at select venues in Brooklyn, with a summer stop on Governor’s Island. Readings are free and open to the public.
 
Readings are curated by Jason Koo. Food and drinks will be available from 61 Local

Join Cynthia Manick, Danniel Schoonebeek, and Hala Alyan

Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs, published this year by Black Lawrence Press. A Pushcart Prize-nominated poet with an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School, she has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Hedgebrook and the Vermont Studio Center. She serves as East Coast Editor of the independent press Jamii Publishing and Founder and Curator of the reading series Soul Sister Revue. Her work has appeared in African American Review, Bone Bouquet, Callaloo, DMQ Review, Kweli Journal, Muzzle Magazine, Sou'wester, Pedestal Magazine, Passages North, St. Ann’s Review and elsewhere.


Danniel Schoonebeek is the author of American Barricade (Yes Yes Books, 2014) and Family Album (Poor Claudia, 2014), as well as an EP of recorded poems, Trench Mouth, (Black Cake Records, 2014). His forthcoming collection of poems, Trébuchet, was a 2015 National Poetry Series selection and will be published by University of Georgia Press in 2016. The recipient of a 2015 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, his recent work has appeared inPoetry, Tin House, Boston Review, the New Yorker and elsewhere. He hosts the Hatchet Job reading series in Brooklyn and edits the PEN Poetry Series.

Hala Alyan is a Palestinian American poet and clinical psychologist whose work has appeared in numerous journals including the Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner and Columbia Poetry Review. Her debut poetry collection Atrium (Three Rooms Press, 2012) was awarded the 2013 Arab American Book Award in Poetry. Four Cities, her second collection, was recently released by Black Lawrence Press. Her latest collection, Hijra, was selected as a winner of the 2015 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry and was published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2016.


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Pen and Brush Reading Series
Nov
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Pen and Brush Reading Series

Pen and Brush Presents… is a new reading series curated by Kate Angus for Pen and Brush. The series supports the work small press editors in identifying excellent writing, as well as supporting the writing itself by featuring exciting new work by established and emerging authors. Each month, “Pen and Brush Presents…” will feature readings by three writers, each one selected by editors at a press, journal, or organization with a strong female editorial presence.

Join us for the third reading of the series in our fall season, featuring the work of:

Sally Wen Mao, representing Alice James Books. Sally Wen Mao is the author of Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James Books, 2014) aPoets & Writers Top Ten Debut of 2014. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and her work is anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2013 and The Best of the Net 2014. Recent work is forthcoming or published in A Public SpacePoetryTin HouseBlack Warrior ReviewjubilatThe Missouri Review, and Washington Square, among others. The recipient of fellowships and residencies from Kundiman, The Jerome Foundation, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Hedgebrook, Vermont Studio Center, and Saltonstall Foundation, she holds an M.F.A. from Cornell University. Mao has taught at Cornell University and Hunter College. She is a 2016-2017 Cullman Center Fellow at the New York Public Library.

t’ai freedom ford, representing Torch Literary Arts. t'ai freedom ford is a New York City high school English teacher and Cave Canem Fellow. Her first poetry collection, "how to get over,” is forthcoming from Red Hen Press. t’ai lives and loves in Brooklyn, but hangs out digitally at shesaidword.com.

Cynthia Manick, represeting Black Lawrence Press. 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, the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Fine Arts Work Center, the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, Hedgebrook, Poets House, and the Vermont Studio Center. She serves as East Coast Editor of the independent press Jamii Publishing; and is Founder and Curator of the reading series Soul Sister Revue. Manick’s work has appeared in African American ReviewBone BouquetCallalooHuman Equity Through Art (HEArt), Fjords ReviewKweli JournalMuzzle MagazineObsidian: Literature in the African DiasporaPedestal MagazinePLUCK! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts and CultureSt. Ann’s ReviewThe Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Kate Angus is a founding editor of Augury Books. Her work has appeared in The AtlanticThe AwlBest New Poets 2010 and Best New Poets 2014. Her poetry collection, So Late to the Party, was published by Negative Capability Press in June.

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MotionPoems Season 7 Premiere
Oct
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

MotionPoems Season 7 Premiere

Motionpoems presents two screenings featuring NEW Season 7 films developed in partnership with Cave Canem, “a home for black poets.” Hosted by Motionpoems artistic director Todd Boss and MPR “movie maven” Stephanie Curtis. Cynthia Manick's poem "Things I Carry Into the World" will premiere.

Free. Two screenings: 6pm and 8pm.

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