Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow is the author of poetry collections The Day Judge Spencer Learned the Power of Metaphor (Salmon Poetry, 2012) and Horn Section All Day Every Day (Salmon Poetry, forthcoming 2018), as well as the chapbook Old School Superhero Loves a Good Wristwatch (Dancing Girl Press, 2014). Her poems have also been featured in numerous anthologies, including: The Plume Anthology of Poetry 5, Even the Daybreak: 35 Years of Salmon Poetry, and Drawn to Marvel: Poems From the Comic Books. Her poetry has appeared widely, including American Literary Review, American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Gulf Coast, the Los Angeles Review, Smartish Pace, and South Dakota Review.
Edlow has won the Red Hen Press Poetry Award, the Tusculum Review Poetry Prize, the Willow Review Prize for Poetry, and the Beullah Rose/Smartish Pace Poetry Prize. She earned an MA from the University of Illinois and a degree from the American Institute in Legal Studies. She was sole proprietor of a civil law legal business for over 20 years.
Edlow serves as a poetry instructor at Phoenix Center for the Arts, where she teaches poetry classes and workshops.