Cynthia Dewi Oka is a poet, mother and community educator currently based in New Jersey. Born and raised in Bali, Indonesia, Cynthia migrated to Turtle Island at the age of ten, where she was a visitor in Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish Territories, for many years. Her poems have appeared in both the United States and Canada, including in the publications 580 Split, Kweli Journal, SCHOOL Magazine, Briarpatch, Borderline Poetry, Zócalo Poets, Generations Literary Magazine and the chapbook poems from the cracks. She is an alumnus of the Voices of Our Nations (VONA) Writing Workshops. nomad of salt and hard water is her first book of poems.
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