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Tag Archives: Art
As if the month of May had not been crazy enough, I had one last poem to write. Yes, one more. Number Six. Every year the seniors at Granada High School compete to design and paint a bus shelter mural. … Continue reading
In my last two posts, I described the process of writing four poems for four sculptures being installed simultaneously downtown. I was under a tight deadline and wasn’t sure I could pull it off. Here’s what I came up with. … Continue reading
I needed four poems about four diverse sculptures, and I needed them fast. But I now had a structure and a thread to tie them together. I sat myself down and started writing. Since I wanted to end with Peace, … Continue reading
Back when I was debating whether or not to apply for the Poet Laureate position, the thing that gave me pause—okay, most worried me—was the task of writing poems “on demand” for the City. My three predecessors had been required … Continue reading
In Summer 2015, when my brother Tom got engaged, I joked he was moving fast. His long-winded divorce had ended just two weeks earlier. “We’ve dated one-and-a-half years,” he said. “And this time, neither of us are settling.” At the … Continue reading
My story, Waiting for Words, is being featured for the next two weeks with the art of Sarah Nicholls as part of an ekphrastic project called M.A.M.A. (mothers are making art). You can see it here. A list of all the featured … Continue reading
I am excited to announce that my piece, Waiting for Words, has been selected by Marjorie Tesser, Editor of The Mom Egg Review, as part of a new ekphrastic project called M.A.M.A. (mothers are making art). M.A.M.A. is a collaboration … Continue reading
This week I am busy stressing out over the upcoming autism awareness event at the UC Davis MIND Institute. I will be a featured reader at this wonderful event which is sponsored by the Sacramento Poetry Center. I’ll be reading both poetry … Continue reading
As I described back in April (you can read the post here), I’m celebrating my 50th birthday with a year of activities, challenges, and FUN designed to honor this milestone. I’m calling it Cynthia’s Yearlong 50th Birthday Bash, and so … Continue reading