Cimmone is a poet of the highest order: a voice that is both idiosyncratic and boldly compelling. The poetry here is razor-sharp and concise, deeply wedded to the everyday: to the incidental and transitory nature of existence. (on TORN UP)
– David Hanlon, Author
This book pours it out. Devastating grief and loss, a haunting grief – but also a glimpse of the back side of that, the coming out, the surviving, the taking that hell and turning it into beautiful poetry. (on TORN UP)
C.Cimmone writes dark humor that’s speckled with playful moments of mischievous, grinning wit. Her stories never miss the mark on the human side—there’s bound to be a tragedy between the laughs.
– Peter Clarke, Managing Editor
C. Cimmone is a fearless writer. Her work grips the cutting-edge of life, confronts subjects others wouldn’t touch, yet finds humor and warmth – even tenderness amid tragedy. Her writing is both incisive and evocative a testament to her talent and skill. Whatever she approaches comes alive on the page. A writer to watch.
– M. Scott Neuffer, Author | Editor | Musician
Cimmone’s writing has the grit and edge of an Amy Winehouse song and shares some of the same tragic truths that marked Winehouse’s life. But this is no way implies that Cimmone is a copycat. On the contrary. Cimmone’s voice is entirely her own: a unique blend of raw, visceral, thoughtful, and moving perceptions on life, love, loss, and longing. Above all else, and to the benefit of all who read her work, Cimmone’s writing is unapologetically and heartbreakingly honest.
C.Cimmone’s short story “Chip” was published by Heart & Mind Zine in June of 2016, where it received a Judge’s Choice Award for being the most highly rated story out of dozens of others. Her writing is descriptive enough to transport you into the mind of her characters, and immerse you in their world, yet concise enough to tell a great story in just a few pages.
– Tomovi Keoni, Editor-in-Chief
Cimmone is an authentic voice in a wilderness of southern women writers. Her ear for dialogue is pitch perfect, and her descriptions transport the reader to a childhood that is crisply rendered from a familiar page. Cimmone is Eudora Welty in content, Laura van den Berg in style, but that doesn’t quite describe the lyrical quality of her prose. Quite simply, she is a fresh voice that needs to keep singing.
– Dr. Cherri Randall, Author
Cimmone has a really elegant fluidity to her writing that makes even worms, dirt, and unfortunate circumstances sound beautiful. “The Alligator” is a great mix of humor and tension, and is a very vivid, fun read.
– Lynsey Morandin, Publisher