Sunday, September 1, 2019

New Book! Route by Cynthia Anderson

Route features the spectacular photos of 
Bill Dahl (Cover) and Diana Shay Diehl
and new poems by Cynthia Anderson

The work Cynthia Anderson has done in Route is brilliant. Her imagistic poems capture the Mojave—what it is, what it was, and what she fears it will be. She sees herself as part of this great desert and its myths. As the desert suffers, she suffers, and when it flourishes, so does she. This collection will change the way you see the Mojave. —John Brantingham, Poet Laureate of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Desert is more than an environment. Reading Cynthia Anderson’s poems, it’s easy to understand how it becomes a state of mind as she watches rattlesnakes and hawks and all that moves between them with the satisfaction of seeing life in its raw urgency. —David Chorlton, Author of Reading T.S. Eliot to a Bird
“Even the dead/belong to someone.” So writes Cynthia Anderson in this deeply felt observation of the Mojave Desert—populated with animals, birds, insects, and plants at turns benign and deadly. Her descriptions fit neatly within her spare, taut lines. This is a wonderful book. —Erica Goss, Los Gatos Poet Laureate 2013-2016, author of Night Court
Route by Cynthia Anderson is a magical book, celebrating the flora and fauna in her beloved Mojave. She seems to mirror Like Water for Chocolate or Carlos Castaneda, with a little Edgar Allan Poe mixed in…always with respect for the desert and its multi-faceted beauty. —Tobi Alfier, Co-Publisher San Pedro River Review and Blue Horse Press


Cynthia Anderson lives in the Mojave Desert near Joshua Tree National Park. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Spillway, Crab Orchard Review, Apercus Quarterly, Askew, San Pedro River Review, Mojave River Review, Cholla Needles, The Coil, and Split Rock Review. She is the author of nine poetry collections and co-editor of the anthology A Bird Black As the Sun: California Poets on Crows & Ravens. Her recent book, Now Voyager, features the art of Joshua Tree artist Susan Abbott.

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