Cynthia Dewi Oka

Cynthia Dewi Oka

Cynthia Dewi Oka is poet and the author of Salvage (Northwestern University Press, 2017) and Nomad of Salt and Hard Water (Thread Makes Blanket, 2016). A two-time Pushcart Prize Nominee and recipient of a 2016 Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant, she has served as a poetry mentor for the Blueshift Journal‘s Speakeasy Project and is pursuing her MFA in Poetry at Warren Wilson College. Originally from Indonesia, she works as a community organizer with the New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia.