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Cecilia Woloch

Cecilia Woloch is a poet, writer, teacher, and performer based in Los Angeles. She is the author of six collections of poems and a novel, as well as essays and reviews. Her honors include fellowships from the Fulbright Program, the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, CEC ArtsLink International and the Center for International Theatre Development; her work has also received a Pushcart Prize and been included in the Best American Poetry series. Her second book, Tsigan: The Gypsy Poem, originally published in 2002 by Cahuenga Press, was published in French translation as Tzigane, Le Poème Gitan by Le Scribe l’Harmattan in 2014 and issued in an expanded and updated English edition by Two Sylvias Press in 2018. The final poem in the new edition is featured in a commemorative exhibit at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The text of Tsigan: The Gypsy Poem has been the basis for multilingual, multimedia live performances across the US and in Europe. Born in Pittsburgh and raised in rural Kentucky, Cecilia has traveled the world as a teacher and writer. She currently leads virtual writing workshops and a literary salon on Zoom.

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