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Cynthia Dewi Oka

Cynthia Dewi Oka is the author of Salvage: Poems (2017) and Nomad of Salt and Hard Water  (2016). A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, The Massachusetts Review, Guernica, Painted Bride Quarterly, Black Renaissance Noire, and the anthologies Best of Kweli, Women of Resistance (2018) and Who Will Speak for America (2018).


Cynthia Dewi Oka has received the Fifth Wednesday Journal “Editor’s Prize in Poetry,” scholarships from VONA and the Vermont Studio Center, and a Leeway Foundation 2017 Transformation Award.

This is Cynthia's second Festival and along with Kathy Engel, will participate in the Public Conversation “IN THESE TIMES: Writing. Terror. Possibility”. Moderated by Alexis DeVeaux.

Cynthia Dewi Oka

Nomad of Salt and Hard Water   - Poetry

Salvage: Poems  

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