Cynthia William Gutierrez


Poet-dramatist Cindy Williams Gutiérrez draws inspiration from the silenced voices of her story and the silent motion of clouds.  The 2016 recipient of the inaugural Oregon Literary Fellowship for Writers of Color, Cindy was selected by Poets & Writers Magazine as a 2014 Notable Debut Poet. Her poetry collection, the small claim of bones (Bilingual Press), won second place in the 2015 International Latino Book Awards.  Poems have appeared in Borderlands, Calyx, Crab Orchard Review, Harvard’s Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, UNAM’s Periódico de poesía, Portland Review, Quiddity, and ZYZZYVA.  The founder of Grupo de ’08—a Lorca-inspired, Northwest collaborative artists’ salon, Cindy earned an MFA from the University of Southern Maine Stonecoast Program with concentrations in Mesoamerican poetics and creative collaboration.