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Cynthia Dewi Oka

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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

Time walked across the street called midnight.


It left us standing in a forest of pundits and their fluorescent fruit.


Still, it was dim. As water in the bowels of the city, as the impression that I had been here before, looking over this fear in the shape of a red pudding, trembling at the fork’s slightest gesture.


What good is the fork when hunger is gone?


There is no secret to resurrection burie...

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