Poet of page and stage, cin salach of poemgrown has collaborated with musicians, video artists, dancers, photographers, and most recently, healers and chefs, for over 30 years. Widely published in journals and anthologies, including Poetry Speaks: Spoken Word Revolution, her poem “Dear Donald Trump” was recently featured in the Chicago Tribune.

Her first book, Looking for a Soft Place to Land, was published by Tia Chucha Press. Her second, When I am Yes, was released in May 2014 by JackLeg Press.

Illinois Arts Council recipient, four-time Ragdale fellow, and Emmy nominee for voice-over and on-screen narration of the PBS documentary “From Schoolboy to Showgirl”, cin’s belief that poetry can change lives, has led her to create her business, poemgrown, helping people mark the most important occasions in their lives with poetry.

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