Philly Pigeon Poetry Slam

Featuring Cynthia Oka

Friday, December 6th

Tickets: $10 at the door


Reserved Seats (recommended) 


online only

Workshop: 7-8PM

Doors: 8:30PM

Show: 9:00PM SHARP


Pearlstein Gallery

3401 Filbert Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Cynthia Dewi Oka is the author of Salvage: Poems (Northwestern University Press, 2017) and Nomad of Salt and Hard Water (Thread Makes Blanket, 2016). Her work has appeared widely in print and online, including in ESPNW, Hyperallergic, Guernica, Scoundrel Time, Academy of American Poets, American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, The Massachusetts Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and various anthologies. With community partner Asian Arts Initiative, she created Sanctuary: A Migrant Poetry Workshop for immigrant poets in Philadelphia. She has received scholarships from VONA and the Vermont Studio Center, the Fifth Wednesday Journal Editor's Prize in Poetry, the Tupelo Quarterly Poetry Prize, and the Leeway Foundation's Transformation Award. She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College and is originally from Bali, Indonesia. 

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