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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


I recently came back from a2-week residency at the Vermont Studio Centerwhere I completed my second book-length manuscript of poems. Since then, I’ve been meaning to write some reflections about my workand it’s niceto have the structure of a blog tour to do so. Thank you to both artistswho invitedme to participate – fiction writerGlendaliz Camacho and essayist/poetSeema Reza, both of whom I met...

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Nomad of Salt and Hard Water
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