Born: 1955 in Darby Pennsylvania, USA
Resides: Yucca Valley, California, USA
E-mail: cynthia (at) cynthiaandersonpoet (dot) com
Cynthia Anderson has published 11 poetry collections, most recently Full Circle (Cholla Needles Arts & Literary Library, 2022) and The Missing Peace (Velvet Dusk Publishing, 2021). Her poems frequently appear in haiku journals and anthologies. For her long-form poems, she is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. Cynthia is co-editor of the anthology A Bird Black As the Sun: California Poets on Crows & Ravens (Green Poet Press, 2011). A California resident and poet for over 40 years, she makes her home in Yucca Valley.
Awards and Other Honors:
Marlene Mountain Contest: two honorable mentions, 2021; 87th Moon Prize, Writing in a Woman’s Voice: “empty highway”; Dec. 18, 2021; Moonbathing: A Journal of Women’s Tanka issue 25: Editor’s Choice Award; the cherita: seven Cherita Lighthouse awards.
Full Circle (Cholla Needles Arts & Literary Library, 2022): a collection of haiku and senryu; The Missing Peace (Velvet Dusk Publishing, 2021): a collection of short forms including haiku, senryu, cherita, and tanka; nine books of long-form poetry, see Cynthia Anderson, Poet .
“the opal glow” - seashores #7, Nov. 2021; “empty highway” - Wales Haiku Journal, Winter 2021; “petroglyph canyon” - The Heron’s Nest Vol. XXIII, No. 4, Dec. 2021; “this new small pain” - tsuri-dōrō #5, Sept/Oct 2021; “before sunrise” - Shamrock #44, Fall 2020; “closed curtains” - Blo͞o Outlier Journal issue #1, Dec. 2020.