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

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Poetry for Every Season: Kiku: Haiku Writing Workshop

  • New York Botanical Garden (map)

At the Steinhardt Maple Collection

Haiku is a classic form of Japanese poetry composed of three lines with 17 syllables, written in a 5/7/5 rhythm. Haikus often focus on imagery involving nature, while emphasizing simplicity and sensory experiences. With the help of poets from the Poetry Society of America, write your own verses inspired by fall.

Emily Brandt is the author of three chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in The Recluse, The Offing, Apogee, The Atlas Review, and other journals. She earned her MFA from New York University where she facilitated the Veterans Writing Workshop. She’s been in residence at Saltonstall Arts Colony and a Fellow at Poets House. Emily is a co-founding editor of No, Dear and Web Acquisitions Editor for VIDA.

Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahspublished by 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 Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Hedgebrook, Poets House, and the Vermont Studio Center. Her work has appeared inAfrican American Review, Bone Bouquet, Callaloo, DMQ Review, Kweli Journal, Muzzle Magazine, Sou’wester, Pedestal Magazine, Passages North, Tidal Basin and elsewhere. She currently curates Soul Sister Revue and resides in Brooklyn, New York. She can be found

Earlier Event: September 29
Open Expressions with Cynthia Manick
Later Event: October 16
Coming to BookCourt