Cheryl Snell's work has appeared in over 170 journals, both print and online. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Million Writers Award and her forthcoming novel was a finalist for the Omaha Prize, the Serena MacDonald Kennedy Award and the Dana Literary Awards. Her first chapbook of poetry, Flower Half Blown (Finishing Line Press,2002) was nominated for the Ohioana Award in Poetry and two poems from her second collection, Epithalamion(Little Poem Press,2004) were nominated for the 2003 and 2004 Pushcart Prize.


Cheryl Snell Poems

Sinusoidal Rhythm

Sea brine, barnacles. Commingling fuel.
Just before the frenzy, seagulls wheel overhead
screeching like evangels. The off-season waits,
lake unrippled, hymeneal.... more »


Her scaffold of fingers guarded his heart
all night long, but she was talisman
of a non-believer. She bargained for time,
and it never let her close her eyes.... more »

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