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What a Night!: Celebrating “Arrival” with Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

August 16th, 2017

Monday night was not one to be missed: The energy! The laughter! The brilliant poetry! We at Painted Bride Quarterly were so incredibly honored to celebrate at our monthly Black

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November Black Sheep Reading

November 15th, 2016

Last night, PBQ soldiered on and hosted its monthly reading at the Black Sheep Pub in Philadelphia with Anne-Adele Wight, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Lillian Dunn, and Brad Windhauser. First up,

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Cynthia Dewi Oka: Winter Country

June 16th, 2016
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Cynthia Dewi Oka: Breach

June 16th, 2016

While other girls were testing the firm peach of their bodies against Apollo’s golden shield, I was looking for ways to tear out of mine like a wetsuit. To swim

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Cynthia Dewi Oka: From a Talisman’s Point of View

June 16th, 2016

All the world is kindling, a brain ticking towards the consummate light, black light man will claim as his beginning. Stars tenuous as chalk on a cave wall, destruction so

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Cynthia Dewi Oka: Pulses

June 16th, 2016

begin the body’s wick the kidney-root of flame muscular palimpsest my father’s lips a memory of water hold vigil around the bed become garden float and bless life’s effort to

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Cynthia Dewi Oka

June 15th, 2016

Cynthia Dewi Oka is a poet and author of Nomad of Salt and Hard Water (Thread Makes Blanket, 2016). A Pushcart Prize Nominee and VONA alum, her work has or

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