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Veach Releases Debut Collection

11/2017: Cindy Veach’s (MFA Poetry ’82) debut poetry collection, Gloved Against Blood, has been published by CavanKerry Press. Gloved Against Blood explores the fraught relationships of four generations of women against a backdrop of the patriarchal textile mills of 19th century Lowell, Massachusetts, that were fueled by the blood and sweat of exploited mill girls and enslaved African Americans in the south. This collection speaks to family, lost love, infidelities, abandonment and the close work, women’s work, of mending what is torn and making it like new despite the forces of inherited histories.

Cindy received an MFA from the University of Oregon. Her poetry has appeared in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, AGNI, Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Journal and elsewhere. She directs fundraising programs for non-profit organizations and lives in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.

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