audio etcetera

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Sweet: A Literary Confection
nominated my poem, "Imaginary Friends" for a
Edited by Ira Sukrungruang and Katie Riegel :

Apogee Lit: "When God Is A Bullet" and "We Outlast Empire" 
Grateful to Editors,Mina Şükran Seçkin & Sarah Clarke…/27/outlast-empire-cynthia-atkins/

Diode 10.3, "My Body Is A Vessel" 
With thanks to Editor-In-Chief, Patty Payne

"On The Edge" of Cleaver Magazine
asked me to record my poem, "God Is My Alibi"
for this new podcast series
which addresses issues of social justice.
Thanks to Editor, Rosie Huf  & Ryan Evans
for producing this series! 

Cleaver's most read poem of 2016

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"Still-Life With God" accepted for publication
Hermeneutic Chaos Press, Winter 2018  

Look again Ma!

"God Is A Shock-Jock" just published in the New York Times
via Nicholas Kristof's, "Donald Trump Poetry Contest"
and here is the link--

I am thrilled to learn that my poem, "God Is My Alibi" has
been accepted for a forthcoming issue of Cleaver Magazine in
their new "Life As Activism" folio--*One of my dream journals
and will bemy 2nd poem there!--(*first poem won 'most
read poem ' last year!) Real grateful to journals giving
us platforms now---this poem addresses the incarceration issues
of the last 40 years.
Grazie to Poetry Editor, Matthew Girolami 
& founder, Karen Rile for the support. Coming real soon
and I needed some light today, Thwack!

Good stuff!

Cynthia Atkins interview Vi Khi Nao for
American Microreviews and Interviews

Alaska Quarterly Review has gone digital and now you
can read my poems here:

Look Ma!

This morning "God Is A Medicine Cabinet," Issue #6 has reached
1K shares,--which is about as viral as a poem of mine has ever gone--deep thanks to all who have shared and to the stellar editors, 
Wale Owoade
 and Saddiq M Dzukogi at EXPOUND 
for this beautiful journal!. Issue #7 live too!

So pleased to share this poem was just nominated for
Best of the Net 2016 by EXPOUND--

Recording, "A Goddess In Purple Rain" for Hermeneutic Chaos #15, with audio tech, Tom Kraemer, at the CoLab, Roanoke, VA

Hermeneutic Chaos Journal, July Isssue #15
"A Goddess In Purple Rain"

With thanks to Editor-in-Chief, Shinjini Bhattacharjee 
Tom Kraemer, audio Tech @The CoLab 
photo by April Gray Wilder

Here is my first podcast via Poetry Fix
and the CoLab in Roanoke, VA*
With thanks to editors, Grant Kittrell, April Gray Wilder,
and Sound Tech, Tom Kraemer :

Featured in LA's Cultural Weekly:

 "My Persona" made Cleaver Magazine's Most Read List 2015! 
Most read poem!

TheThe Poetry Blog's Poem of the Week, March 2015:
curated by Cynthia Atkins
with Bruce Covey, Rachel Eliza Griffiths and Lee Ann Roripaugh

"This poem is one we had to highlight--it's Cynthia Atkin's piece 'Proba Vitae' in TinderboxPoetryJournal, vol. 1 issue 2. It's got both a very Parisian and American cross-country roadway flavor--one or the other, or even both at the same time. It's reminiscent of Wyeth paintings [all of the painters] in a strong tonal way. What an amazing piece. . . . "

Prime Number Magazine
"Update 67.2 is NOW LIVE! Flash fiction by Kelly Miller and Jennifer Fliss; Featured poetry by Cynthia Atkins and Candace Butler; and an essay by Paige Towers. We hope you enjoy this fine work!"…


Poets & Writers Clip of the Day
in collaboration with Nic Sebastian and the Poetry Storehouse therapy

Derek Alger interview for Pif, July 2014

Featured at the Poetry Storehouse:
"Family Therapy IV" (video and audio by Nic Sebastian)

Look Ma!
Huffington Post

March 2014

Interview on Bill and Dave Cocktail Hour by Mary Crockett

Featured in April at the Toronto Quarterly:

Interviewed by Darryl Salach, Editor-in-Chief
The Toronto Quarterly

Reading Foundry
The Rapp Poetry Saloon, July 26, LA

Featured on Cultural Weekly in LA
*Her feature on Cultural Weekly garnered 600 hits, tripling any other piece on the site.

"Hearts of Darkness"

Christopher Lee MIles' poem: "Phaeton"

Audio interniew with Henry McCarthy:


Apogee Lit: "When God Is A Bullet" and "We Outlast Empire" 
Grateful to Editors,Mina Şükran Seçkin & Sarah Clarke…/27/outlast-empire-cynthia-atkins/

Alaska Quarterly Summer 2015
Cracker Jacks", "Phone-Booth" and "Gravity"

Alaska Quarterly Review Spring Summer 2013

Alaska Quarterly Review Fall/Winter 2012
"Montage Obscura"

Alaska Quarterly Review featured on Newpages

American Letters & Commentary #9
"The Fat Boy of June"

Three new poems, Cracker Jacks, Phone-Booth and Gravity:

Beltway Poetry with thanks to Kim Roberts

Big City Lit
"Exogamy" and "Diminution'

BOMB Magazine / Two Poems

The Broome Review

In the archives of Caketrain


"God's Watermark"

Cleaver Magazine

Clementine Magazine

Cultural Weekly

Del Sol Review

"Hillsides," "You should Question," "Dear Reader"

Denver Quarterly

"Driving All Night"

Diode 10.3, "My Body Is A Vessel" 
With thanks to Editor-In-Chief, Patty Payne

Expound, Issue #6
"Hello Stranger,"

Expound: A Magazine of Arts & Aesthetics, Issue #6, June 2016
"God Is A Medicine Cabinet,"

Fiction Fix
Forthcoming, 2015, Summer "If These Walls Could Talk"

Gamut Magazine: "The Street Is A Museum"
and "God Is The Myth"

Forthcoming 2015: "My Password" "Graffiti is My Mother"

Green Mountains Review:

Harpur Palate

Hawaii Review

Hermeneutic Chaos Journal

Hermeneutic Chaos Journal, July Isssue #15
"A Goddess In Purple Rain"

Inertia Magazine
"When Homer Roams" (forthcoming)

In Other Words, Merida
"Picture This" "Crickets" "Vacation"

In Quire
"In Plain Sight" (collaboration with Christine Drake) Nov 2011

The Journal

Juice Press
"Terror in the Streets"

Le Zaporogue
"In Whose Broken Window"

LitBrdge for printing my piece.
"The Ties That Bind: Blood and Ink"
on the subject of writers, readers and family matters--

New York Quarterly
"Birthday Poem"

North American Review: Fall 2011 Issue 296 No. 4
"Elegy for a Scarecrow"

The Open Window Review
"In A Parallel Universe" and "Wealth Management"

Alessandra Bava for Patria Letteratura:
Three poems from In The Event of Disclosure have been translated into Italian.

Poetry City, USA
"God Is A Bullet"

Poetry Society of America

Poetry Super Highway
"Train Song"

Prime Number Magazine "Tree of Life"--forthcoming, Jan 1 2018
With thanks to  Editor, Seth Michaelson

Seattle Review: Vol 28, No 2, 2006

Sweet: A Literary Confection, "Imaginary Friends"

Tampa Review
"When Cows are Lying Down"

Tinderbox Poetry / Proba Vitae

The Texas Review Summer, 2000
"Good-bye To Winter"

"And So the Joke Goes"

Thrush Poetry Journal: July 2013

Valparaiso Review
"Google Me"

Verse Daily: August 15, 2013

Verse Daily
"Inclement Shades of Weather"

Zocalo Public Square