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Cynthia Dewi Oka is a poet and author of "nomad of salt and hard water" (Dinah Press, 2012) and the chapbook "poems from the cracks" (2010). Born and raised in Bali, Indonesia, Cynthia migrated to Turtle Island at the age of 10 and was a visitor for many years in Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish Territories prior to residing in New Jersey. An alumnus of the Voices of Our Nations (VONA) Workshops, her poems have or will soon appear in Boxcar Poetry Review, Generations Literary Journal, Zocalo Poets, Borderline Poetry, 580 Split, SCHOOL Magazine, Briarpatch Magazine and Kweli Journal, among other publications. As a scholar and activist, her essays have been published in Studies in Political Economy, CitizenShift and Leftturn: the Global Intifa ...more


Excited to be part of The Wide Shore reading at Poet’s House in New York this summer. Hope to see you there!


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