Cheryl Dumesnil

Poet. Writer. Creativity Coach. Change Maker.

Cheryl Dumesnil's books include two collection of poems, Showtime at the Ministry of Lost Causes and In Praise of Falling (winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize and the Golden Crown Literary Society Prize for Poetry); a memoir, Love Song for Baby X: How I Stayed (Almost) Sane on the Rocky Road to Parenthood; and two anthologies, Dorothy Parker's Elbow: Tattoos on Writers, Writers on Tattoos​, co-edited with Kim Addonizio, and Hitched! Wedding Stories from San Francisco City Hall. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her two sons and her wife, Sarah. Learn more at