About Cindy Huyser

Cindy Huyser is a poet and photographer who lives in Austin, Texas. She has enjoyed careers as a software engineer and power plant operator. Cindy is the host of the BookWoman 2nd Thursday poetry series and coordinates the Austin Poetry Study Group. She is currently enrolled in Pacific University’s MFA in Creative Writing program.

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 work has received multiple Pushcart Prize nominations and a “Best of the Net” nomination, and has appeared in journals including San Pedro River Review, The Comstock ReviewSwitchgrass Review, and

Cindy has twice been a featured reader in Houston’s Public Poetry series, and has participated in juried festivals including the Houston Poetry Fest, where she was selected as the Featured Poet, and the Scissortail Creative Writing Festival. In 2015, Cindy helped to keynote the Gulf Coast Power Association’s EmPOWERing Women Leadership Conference with a reading from Burning Number Five.

Cindy co-edited the Texas Poetry Calendar for Dos Gatos Press (dosgatospress.org) from 2009 – 2014. She also co-edited Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems (Dos Gatos Press, 2016), the recipient of a Special Award from the Will Rogers Medallion Award Competition. She also edited the 2019 edition of the Texas Poetry Calendar for its new publisher Kallisto-Gaia Press (http://www.kallistogaiapress.org/).

Cindy also enjoys practicing 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.

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