Cyra Sweet Dumitru has written poetry all her life. For 18 years, she has taught poetry writing, composition, and writing as wellness courses at St. Mary’s University.  She is also a Certified Poetic Medicine Practitioner, through The Institute for Poetic Medicine founded by John Fox. In this capacity, she offers therapeutic poetry circles to: college students struggling with mental health issues, women veterans, LGBTQ teenagers, and to adults seeking to articulate their experience of being an embodied soul.


Dumitru is the author of three full-length collections of poems: What the Body Knows (Pecan Grove Press), Listening to Light (River Lily Press) and Remains (Pecan Grove Press.

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