Cynthia Atkins

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Review: Alexis Rhone Fancher and Cynthia Atkins’s Duets

Alexis Rhone Fancher and Cynthia Atkins’s Duets Duets by Alexis Rhone Fancher and Cynthia Atkins is the result of a friendship and collaboration between the two poets. Each of them responded to Fancher’s photography and the result is a collection that captures the anxiety and inward-turning that we, or at least I, have felt over …

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Haunted Houses: Review of Still-Life With God by Cynthia Atkins

“Nature is a haunted house— but Art—is a house that tries to be haunted.” – Emily Dickinson (epigraph of Cynthia Atkins’s “House And Home,” Still-Life With God) In her intense and inventively lyrical third book of poetry, Cynthia Atkins explores the houses that nature creates and humans too often desecrate, starting with the body. If …

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Cynthia Atkins: Three Poems

Mirror, Mirror                       “I am a collection of dismantled almosts”–Anne Sexton   There is a parcel of land where everything is true in reverse. Ribbon-cutting ceremony into the Mayor’s grave plot, where Nana Ida is a shopper putting on her lipstick, shade 53, Maui in the Moonlight–Setting sail after the war of ideas. We’re all headed …

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