Letters Under Rock

Elyssar Press
“Letters Under Rock” Poetry Performance collects from many landscapes and faith traditions: Morocco, Ireland, the Sahara, India, Japan, Cambodia, etc. Animism, angels, Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, Desert Mothers, Saints, etc. There are rituals, ghosts, forest spirits, rebirth, mollusk that tells a story, dragon, heron, swan. This story reaches across time and space told in love letters left under a rock of an orphan Wanderer and a Nomad.

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“Letters Under Rock" - Performance Poetry at The Little Gallery of San Bernardino

Sunday, September 8, 2019.
459 W. 4th St. Suite 12, San Bernardino, CA

Cindy Rinne creates art and writes in San Bernardino, CA. She is Poet in Residence for the Neutra Institute Gallery and Museum, Los Angeles, CA. A Pushcart nominee. Cindy is the author of several books: Letters Under Rock with Bory Thach (Elyssar Press), Mapless with Nikia Chaney (Cholla Needles Press), Moon of Many Petals (Cholla Needles Press), Listen to the Codex (Yak Press), and others. A finalist for the 2016 Hillary Gravendyk Prize. Her poetry appeared or is forthcoming in: Anti-Herion Chic, Unpsychology Magazine, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, MORIA, The Halcyone Literary Review, Verse of Silence, several anthologies, and others. www.fiberverse.com

Bory Thach was born in a refugee camp located on the border between Thailand and Cambodia. His family immigrated to the United States when he was four years old. He served in the U.S. Army and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has an MFA from California State University, San Bernardino. Fiction and creative nonfiction fall under the art of storytelling, while poetry for him is more of a study of language, an art form in itself. His work appeared or is forthcoming in: Pacific Review, Urban Ivy, Arteidolia, and Sand Canyon Review.

Dear Nomad,
Sparse leaf suspends—


Its essence reverberates

Body sways
Souls cluster like a wind chime

The distance promises musk regeneration
as the leaf spins

and the ripples fade
Dear Wanderer, 
I ask when we can meet again.
The moon,

a blank stare without words.		


If only I could hum        stars

and break the world            begin anew.

Would you           return with it?

It’s basically spirit through the medium of body in action.
Michael Thomas Cooper, author of Speaking Through Sediment

Cindy and Bory transformed the Lancaster Museum of Art and History - MOAH into a sacred space by being in perfect harmony with each other. There was something intangible that emanated from their words and choreography that transported the viewers beyond time and space. They produced a unique moment of grace where all the distractions of the world disappeared. Thank you, Cindy and Bory for sharing your sacred choreography with the audience.
Marthe Aponte, mixed media artist who specializes in Picoté

Letters Under Rock is part poetry, dance, and wearable art—beyond that it is a rare glimpse of artistic intimacy. Cindy Rinne and Bory Thach move with a sense of purpose and sincerity that leave the audience awed by the power of beauty, love, and friendship.
Nicelle Davis, author of The Walled Wife

Performance photos from MOAH by Edwin Vasquez