Mitten Mornings: Cindy Frenkel
A Stimulating Blend of Michigan Authors.
Get to know Cindy Frenkel, poet and author of The Plague of the Tender-Hearted.
Cindy Frenkel has written numerous essays including “My Brother & Kate Spade” which was featured in the Detroit Jewish News. She served as a Writer-in-Residence with InsideOut Literary Arts Project (iO), which brings working poets into Detroit public schools. Her poetry has been in numerous journals, and her prose has appeared in publications ranging from Vanity Fair to The New York Observer, where she was a columnist. She co-authored 100 Essential Books for Jewish Readers with Rabbi Daniel B. Syme. Frenkel currently teaches literature and creative writing for video gamers at Lawrence Technological University. Her new memoir, The Plague of the Tender-Hearted, is an honest look at the trials and triumphs of family relationships, addiction, shame, suicide, and, ultimately, hope.