National Poetry Month Celebration
Cindy Rinne creates art and writes in San Bernardino, CA. She is a Reader for “Tin Cannon” by PoetrIE and a Poetry Editor for the “Sand Canyon Review,” Crafton Hills College; CA. Cindy is a Guest Author for Saint Julian Press. She is a founding member of PoetrIE, an Inland Empire based literary community. Her work appeared or is forthcoming in Artemis Journal, Meat for Tea: The Valley Review, Pirene’s Fountain, The Poetry Bus (Ireland), ORANGELANDIA: The Literature of Inland Citrus Anthology, Phantom Kangaroo, Lyre, Lyre, Cactus Heart Press, The Wayfarer, Twelve Winters Press, The Lake (England), Revolution House, Soundings Review, and others. She has a poetry manuscript, The Feather Ladder and has written and illustrated a chapbook called, Rootlessness. www.fiberverse.com.
What exciting things have you accomplished in 2013?
1) “52” Visual poetry workshop and group reading sponsored by the Inlandia Institute and the Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
2) “between the tables,” collaboration of my poetry with modern dancers, choreographed by Crystal Sepulveda, Back to the Grind, Riverside, CA
3) Redlands 125th Anniversary Reading with PoetrIE, by invitation, Ed Hale Park, Redlands, CA
4) “Runes of Time,” two-person reading with Shali Nicholas, Buddhamouse Emporium, Claremont, CA
5) “Art in the Alley,” readings by PoetrIE members, Redlands, CA
6) “Beyond Baroque,” invited to read, Venice, CA
7) “Singwyrd,” self-published chapbook in collaboration with Michael Thomas Cooper
What can we look forward to in the future from you?
Trying to get books and chapbooks published. Collaborations with dancers, poets, and artists. PoetrIE becoming a non-profit – scholarships, speaker series, etc. I am being featured in two readings in 2014. Teaching visual poetry.
Favorite inspirational quote:
“Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.” Eckhart Tolle