Cynthia Parker-Ohene

Poetry Reader

Cynthia Parker-Ohene is a three-time Pushcart nominee, nominee for Best New Poets 2021, abolitionist, cultural worker, and therapist. She is an MFA graduate in Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s College of California, and the Chester Aaron Scholar for Excellence in Creative Writing. She is a winner of the San Francisco Foundation/Nomadic Press Poetry Prize. Her recent work has appeared in The Rumpus, Black Warrior Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Kweli, and Green Mountains Review, West Branch among others. She has received fellowships and support from Tin House, Callaloo, Juniper, and elsewhere, as well as work in the anthologies, Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature, and The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South. Her book Daughters of Harriet is forthcoming in March, 2022.