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

Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Underwater New York and the Brooklyn Historical Society

Current / Bodies: Art and Action on the Waterfront

Tue, Jan 23, 6:30 pm

$5/Free for Members

Brooklyn Historical Society and Underwater New York present six New York artists and writers whose works address the history and future of our waterways. Join photographer Chester Higgins, visual artists Barry RosenthalNancy Nowacek, and Francis Estrada, and poets Cynthia Manick and Wo Chan as they consider New York’s waterfront as a site of continuity and a threshold for political, social, and environmental change.Offered in connection with the new exhibition “Waterfront” at BHS DUMBO.

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Mar
8
to Mar 11

AWP Conference and Bookfair

R266. This Pussy Fights Back: Poems of Witness and Resistance

Grand Salon D, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Thursday, March 8, 2018
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm

Despite significant advances made in the fight for women’s equality over the past fifty years, there still exists a deeply entrenched hatred of and prejudice against women and girls across the globe. As manifested during the 2016 US presidential campaign and election, sexism is not only alive and well, it is thriving. Five award-winning poets share poems of witness and resistance, shedding necessary light on the realities lurking behind the myth that we live in a postfeminist society. Join Lisa Dordal, Kendra DeColoWendy Chin-Tanner, Allison Joseph, and Cynthia Manick.

 

 

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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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Empire: henderson-brown, Manick, Melnick and Xu
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Empire: henderson-brown, Manick, Melnick and Xu

zakia henderson-brown is of starshine and clay lineage. She is the winner of the 2017 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship, and her manuscript What Kind of Omen Am I, selected by Cate Marvin, is forthcoming in the spring of 2018. She was a 2016 Poets House Emerging Poets fellow, and has received additional fellowships and support from the Fine Arts Work Center, Callaloo Journal, and Cave Canem. Her poems have appeared in African American Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Day One, North American Review, Vinyl, Washington Square Review, and others. She currently serves as associate editor at nonprofit publisher The New Press and lives in her native Brooklyn.

Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press). 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, Millay Colony, Hedgebrook, Poets House, and the Vermont Studio Center. A winner of the 2016 Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry and a 2017 recipient of the Barbara Memorial Fund Award for Poetry; Manick serves as East Coast Editor of the independent press Jamii Publishing and is Founder and Curator of the reading series Soul Sister Revue. Her poem "Things I Carry Into the World" was recently made into a film by Motionpoems, a organization dedicated to video poetry. 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), Kweli Journal, Muzzle Magazine, Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora, PLUCK! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts and Culture, St. Ann’s Review, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Lynn Melnick is the author of the poetry collections Landscape with Sex and Violence (2017) and If I Should Say I Have Hope (2012), both with YesYes Books, and the co-editor of Please Excuse This Poem: 100 Poets for the Next Generation (Viking, 2015). Her poetry has appeared in APR, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, A Public Space, and elsewhere, and she has written essays and book reviews for Boston Review, LA Review of Books, and Poetry Daily, among others. A 2017-2018 fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, she also teaches poetry at the 92Y and serves on the Executive Board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. Born in Indianapolis, she grew up in Los Angeles and currently lives in Brooklyn.

Born in Shandong, China, in 1987, Wendy Xu is most recently the author of Phrasis (Fence, 2017), winner of the Ottoline Prize. The recipient of a 2014 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, her poetry has appeared in The Best American Poetry, Boston Review, Poetry, A Public Space, and widely elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn, teaches in the Creative Writing MFA Program at Columbia University, and is poetry editor for Hyperallergic.

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Black Lawrence Press at Octopus
Oct
15
3:00 PM15:00

Black Lawrence Press at Octopus

Come celebrate Black Lawrence Press poets and writers Gillian Cummings, Cynthia Manick, Matthew Ramond, and Genanne Walsh. Enjoy an afternoon of literature as the authors read from their work. Snacks and refreshments, made on-site by the Octopus Literary Salon's chef, to be served.

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LitCrawl San Francisco with Cave Canem
Oct
14
5:00 PM17:00

LitCrawl San Francisco with Cave Canem

Committed to fostering African American poets, Cave Canem presents a reading of works from West Coast fellows. These poets will show you why you need to "beware of the dog."

Meet the readers: https://litcrawlsanfrancisco2017.sched.com/event/BKtX/cave-canem?iframe=no

Chiyuma Elliott

Natalie J. Graham

Cynthia Manick

Anastacia Renee Tolbert

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Blackburn, Manick, Stanley, Lupo ~ Woolsey Heights Reading Series
Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

Blackburn, Manick, Stanley, Lupo ~ Woolsey Heights Reading Series

  • 1628 Woolsey Street Berkeley, CA, 94703 United States (map)
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Olive Blackburn is the author of Communism is up there and we are down here but it is happening now (Timeless Infinite Light, 2014). She recently completed her doctorate at UCLA, writing a dissertation on the intersection of modern dance history and Marxian political economy. She lives in Oakland. 

Lorraine Lupo is the author of By Way Of (Green Zone Editions). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New England Review, Fourteen Hills, Across The Margin, Breather and The Art Book Review. She also edits the Periodic Postcard wherein subscribers receive a poem in their actual mailbox. See her about subscribing!

Jared Stanley is a writer and artist. He is the author of three full-length collections of poetry, including EARS, The Weeds, and Book Made of Forest, as well as many chapbooks, pamphlets, artist editions, and ephemera, including A Continual Hint, Green Hearts and Fire to You, How the Desert Did Me in, and Special Newlands Extraction Rubbing. Other writing has recently appeared in Triple Canopy, Literary Hub, The Offing, and Poem-a-Day. He was born in Arizona, raised in the East Bay, and lives in Reno, Nevada.

Cynthia Manickis 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 is a winner of the 2016 Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry and a 2017 recipient of the Barbara Memorial Fund Award for Poetry. 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), Kweli Journal, Muzzle Magazine, Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora, PLUCK! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts and Culture, St. Ann’s Review, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

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Jul
6
6:30 PM18:30

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

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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

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Published: Hedgehog & Fox - April 10th, 2017

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Women in Bloom 6 yr Anniversary Reading
Apr
28
6:30 PM18:30

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
7:30 PM19:30

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
7:00 PM19:00

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
4:30 PM16:30

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
7:30 PM19:30

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
7:00 PM19:00

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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Hudson Valley Writers Center
Feb
3
7:30 PM19:30

Hudson Valley Writers Center

  • 300 Riverside Drive Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 (map)
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The Hudson Valley Writers' Center

SHP Presents: Mike Lala & Cynthia Manick Read

Feb 3, 2017

Award-winning poets read from their first collections, Exit Theater (University Press of Colorado 2016) & Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press 2016).

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