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Cindy Huyser, Poet

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About Cindy

Cindy Huyser grew up in metro Detroit . She graduated with honors from Tri-State University in Angola, Indiana with a B. A. in English (minor: mathematics). While at Tri-State, she shared first prize in the university's poetry contest, and later was the editor of the student newspaper, The TriAngle.

Since then, Cindy has lived in Austin, Texas. She recently completed an M. S. in computer science at Southwest Texas State University (Texas State University - San Marcos).

In 2008, Cindy joined the editorial staff of Dos Gatos Press as a co-editor of the Texas Poetry Calendar.

Publication Credits


Cindy's publication credits include the following:


Cindy is one of five authors whose works were published in the anthology Layers (Plain View Press, 1994). Twenty of her poems appear in this volume.

Cindy has also co-edited the Texas Poetry Calendar from 2008 through 2013.

Most Recent Publications

Blue Hole, the anthology of the 2013 Georgetown Poetry Festival, and San Pedro River Review (Spring 2013 and Fall 2013).



Cindy has read her work at a number of venues in Austin, San Antonio, and Houston Texas. She was a juried poet for the 2011 Houston Poetry Fest, and a featured poet for the 2012 Houston Poetry Fest. In May and November 2013, she read for the Houston Public Poetry Series.

She has been a participant in the Austin International Poetry Festival since its inception, and has hosted readings for it the last couple of years.

In 2011, she began hosting the monthly poetry reading and open mic at BookWoman that was originally founded by Deb Akers. The BookWoman poetry reading takes place every 2nd Thursday of the month, and goes from 7:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Cindy has been a guest on Austin's KOOP radio, and was interviewed for KUHA's Front Row program in conjunction with the Public Poetry Series. She has also been a guest on Margo LaGattuta's "Art in the Air" radio show in Rochester, Michigan.


In November, 1996, Cindy was Guest Poet at the Austin Independent School District's Liberal Arts Academy at Johnston High School.

Upcoming Performances

Cindy will be a featured reader January 4, 2014 at the Expressions reading at the Austin Bahai Center. The reading begins at 7:00.

Cindy will be the featured reader for the First Friday poetry reading of the Dallas Poets Community on Friday, March 7, 2014.

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Last update: 12/14/2013