photo by richard lee miller
Cynthia Linville has lived in London, New York, San Francisco, and outside of Washington DC but returned to live in her hometown of Sacramento. She has taught in the English Department at California State University, Sacramento since 2000. Linville served as Poetry Editor of Poetry Now from 2008-2010 and served as Managing Editor of Convergence: an online journal of poetry and art (www.convergence-journal.com) from 2008-2018.
She frequently reads her work in northern California, often in collaboration with musicians, and has received three mini-grants from Poets & Writers. Her work has appeared in many publications and several anthologies. Her two books of collected poems, The Lost Thing (2012) and Out of Reach (2014), are available from Cold River Press.
Cynthia has been nominated for a Pushcart and has been a featured artist on Sacramento365: (http://www.sacramento365.com/featured-local-artist-july-2014-2/).
She invented a poetic form, the Linvillanelle, which is profiled here: