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

  • Savoy Bookshop and Cafe 10 Canal Street Westerly, RI, 02891 United States (map)

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



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.



By Christia Madacsi Hoffman


ISBN: 9780996195089

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Published: Hedgehog & Fox - April 10th, 2017

Later Event: July 20
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