Cintia Santana

Cintia Santana

Cintia Santana’s poetry, fiction, and translations have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Michigan Quarterly Review, Missouri Review, Narrative, Pleiades, RHINO, Spillway, Threepenny Review, and other journals. The recipient of a CantoMundo Fellowship and a Djerassi Resident Artists Program Fellowship, she teaches poetry and fiction workshops in Spanish, as well as literary translation courses at Stanford University. Most recently, Mary Szybist selected Santana’s work for inclusion in the Best New Poets 2016 anthology.

July/Aug 2018

Inherit

By Cintia Santana

In her, it. It, in her. Heredi- tary she heard it said. Or somewhere read. Her hair. Her thinning hair. Her hear- ing, poor. Her heir. She was. In her […]

July/Aug 2018

Dear O,

By Cintia Santana

Out of the box, the frying pan, the gate running,     I won this life on the nod. Odd it is to be     or not be. So I loosen the noose […]

Sep/Oct 2017

Scales

By Cintia Santana

   How Does This Compare with Other Mass Shootings?       — New York Times, June 12, 2016 On one hand, I hold the iPhone, all news made small, and on the other, […]

Sep/Oct 2017

Hum

By Cintia Santana

Slip of bird with fan of furious wings in blossom’s throat I hear your wing -beat sing. To nectar you need no key, mid-rib of leaf or sip fromlittle red […]