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 Cindy Frenkel
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Cindy Frenkel

Frenkel's The Plague of the Tender-Hearted was released in 2020 from Finishing Line Press. She served as a Writer-in-Residence with the InsideOut Literary Arts Project. Her essay about that time, "Sharing Voices, Acting Crazy," is in the anthology, To Light a Fire. "Galway Kinnell and the Blue Button-Down," her remembrance about studying with Kinnell, was in The Southampton Review. "15 lessons from 9 years of teaching," appeared overseas (and includes her teaching at LTU). Frenkel was also the writer/editor of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) magazine and co-authored 100 Essential Books for Jewish Readers with Rabbi Daniel B. Syme.  Her writing has appeared in publications ranging from Vanity Fair to WIRED to The New York Observer, where she was a columnist.

She earned her MFA from Columbia University and completed a teacher training residency at Falling Water. She was awarded an artist residency at Hambidge Arts Center in the spring of 2018. For more information, visit


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