Cindy Huyser is a poet and photographer who lives in Austin, Texas. She is also a software engineer and former power plant operator.
Cindy’s chapbook, Burning Number Five: Power Plant Poems (Blue Horse Press, 2014), was named co-winner of the 2014 Blue Horse Press Chapbook contest. Layers (Plain View Press, 1994) also features 20 of her poems. Her poemw, “Harvest” and “Letter to a Fugitive” were recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
In 2013, Cindy was a featured reader in Houston’s Public Poetry series, and a Special Guest poet for the Austin International Poetry Festival. In 2011 and 2012, she appeared in the Houston Poetry Fest, first as a juried participant, then as the featured poet.
In 2015, Cindy returns to the Houston Poetry Fest as a juried participant. She will also be helping keynote the Gulf Coast Power Association’s EmPOWERing Women Leadership Conference on November 3, 2015 in Austin.
Cindy co-edited the Texas Poetry Calendar for Dos Gatos Press (dosgatospress.org) from 2009 – 2014. She is currently co-editing a volume of persona poems with Dos Gatos Press’ co-founder, Scott Wiggerman. It will be the second in the press’ Poetry of the Southwest series.
Cindy also practices MIksang photography. Her work has exhibited at Dragonfly Gallery in Austin, Texas, at the Miksang exhibit at the Dougherty Arts Center in Austin, Texas in February 2015, and at the National Arts Council exhibit at the Dougherty Arts Center in Austin, Texas in September 2015.
Cindy’s photograph “Black-eyed Susan along Holland” was a finalist in the 2013 Shooting Alpine Photo Contest; two other photos (“Air Mail” and “Railroad Blues Fire Truck“) were selected as semifinalists in the same contest.
Cindy’s photographs have also provided the cover art for the front and back covers of the 2014 Texas Poetry Calendar, and for Burning Number Five: Power Plant Poems.