Cynthia Riggs, a thirteenth-generation Islander, lives
on Martha's Vineyard in her family homestead, now a bed-and-breakfast
catering to poets and writers. She has a degree in geology
from Antioch College, an MFA in creative writing from Vermont
College, and holds a U.S. Coast Guard Masters License (100-ton).
Cynthia has five children, and thirteen grandchildren.
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