Cynthia Manick holds a BA from Hollins University in English and Philosophy and a MFA from The New School. She has received fellowships from Cave Canem, The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences, the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, and the Vermont Studio Center. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in African American Review, BLACKBERRY: a magazine, Callaloo, DMQ Review, Kweli Journal, Gemini Magazine, Muzzle Magazine, pluck! Journal, Sou’wester, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, and Tidal Basin.
To Speak About What Isn't Spoken
excerpt from the poem
The villains should keep you busy.
Jackals and thieves. Holy relics. Stones
of Jordan. Textures of full-bodied
peach. Mating rites of turtles, or that morning light which stomps in offering zen
secrets and celestial songs.