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Cynthia Dewi Oka

Cynthia Dewi Oka is the author of Salvage (Northwestern University Press) and Nomad of Salt and Hard Water (Thread Makes Blanket). Her work has appeared widely in print and online, including in ESPNW, Hyperallergic, Guernica, Scoundrel Time, Academy of American Poets, American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, The Massachusetts Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and various anthologies. With community partner Asian Arts Initiative, she created Sanctuary: A Migrant Poetry Workshop for immigrant poets in Philadelphia. She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College and is originally from Bali, Indonesia.