a long silence
an unexpected letter
at arm’s length
taking the measure
of what can’t
is the author of ten poetry books, most recently a collection of cherita, haiku,
senryu, and tanka entitled The Missing Peace (Velvet Dusk Publishing, 2021).
She co-edited the anthology A Bird Black As the Sun: California Poets on Crows
& Ravens (Green Poet Press). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals,
including Spillway, Crab Creek Review, Apercus, Askew, San Pedro River Review,
Mojave River Review, The Coil, and Split Rock Review, among others.
Her work has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. She lives
in the Mojave Desert near Joshua Tree National Park.
Author’s website: www.cynthiaandersonpoet.com