Join us for an evening with featured poet Cynthia Dewi Oka, followed by open mic. All are welcome! Light refreshments will be served.
About the Featured Poet: Cynthia Dewi Oka is the author of Salvage: Poems (Northwestern University Press, 2017) and Nomad of Salt and Hard Water (Thread Makes Blanket, 2016). Her work has appeared in ESPNW, Hyperallergic, Guernica, Academy of American Poets, American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, The Massachusetts Review, Hot Metal Bridge, Painted Bride Quarterly, and elsewhere. With community partner Asian Arts Initiative, she created Sanctuary: A Migrant Poetry Workshop for immigrant poets in Philadelphia. She has received scholarships from VONA and the Vermont Studio Center, the Fifth Wednesday Journal Editor's Prize in Poetry, and the Leeway Foundation's Transformation Award. She is originally from Bali, Indonesia.