Once upon a time, there was a young woman who decided that she was going to be the one in charge of her life. One day, the girl moved far away from all that she had once loved and known to a place where she could do far more than dream but actually become the best version of herself she could possibly be. Her dream was to live up to her greatest potential meanwhile making a difference in the world she loved. One day, she decided to leap forward wholeheartedly chasing after her pursuits, never looking back again. Sacrifices had to be made, persistence had to be practiced, and perseverance had to prevail. The maiden knew that in order to accomplish her dreams, she had to ensure that her new life was lived according to her own standards, principles, and values. For the first time in her lifetime, she made herself the priority no longer compromising her ideals for anyone. By this she paved the path to a new life via which she can, as described in one of her many poems, "overcome, be, and become" the best version of herself possible focusing on the purpose and vision for her life.

    In January of 2018, she was selected as a winning contestant of a writing competition involving the opera "Andrea Chenier" which took her to Milano, Italy, and the world renowned Teatro Alla Scala. Furthermore, in a time period of only three months, she wrote over seventy poems, created a Facebook page dedicated to her mission, known as “The Creative Visionary,” and wrote several articles on Thrive Global. Soon, thereafter, she received her first book proposal from America's oldest publishing house. In March of 2020, her first book of poetry "A Poetess' First Flight" turned a reality. Though these realizations of her passionate artistic life highlight a certain degree of accomplishment, sharing her passions and talents with the world was and remains, to this day, her most important both calling and responsibility, one she aims to continue to build upon and foster every day of her life. 

     In summary, she is a woman that believes in the power and beauty of authentic artistic expression, in the idea that dreams can be attained with much perseverance and hard work, ultimately in the power to be a positive influence in the world via her creations which aim to preserve authenticity and truth. As an advocate for change, she highly supports the idea that it's never too late to change the course of one's life. Furthermore, she strongly believes that only via continued learning and enlightenment, two hallmarks which she regards as beacons of personal growth, along with the desire to do good in the world, can human evolution rise to make the world a better place.

     Once upon a time, there was a young woman who hoped to replace some of the injustice and despondency in the world with goodness. This young lady is me and I thank you for visiting my page. I hope that in some way, however small or grand, it will touch your life in a positive way.

 With love,


Carmen A. Cisnadean 

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Carmen A. Cisnadean

The Creative Visionary

Author Of 
A Poetess' First Flight


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Founded The Creative Visionary Facebook page

Bestowed Recognition by The National Society of Poets

Contributed several articles to Thrive Global

Selected as a winning contestant for writing an alternative ending to Umberto Giordano's opera "Andrea Chénier" which took me to Milano, Italy, in 2018


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Published "A Poetess' First Flight," in March of 2020


Created the website you are currently visiting, in May of 2020

Unstrung magazine of, for and about poetry a project of the Arizona Consortium for the Arts Summer of 2020 recognition and publication


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Recognized as a visual artist by honorable Artists
AZ, sponsored by entities such as Arizona Commission on The Arts & City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, to name a few, in July of 2020

Member of the Academy of American Poets recognition and induction, September of 2020

Collegiate Awards

Cum Laude Alumna
University of South Carolina, Columbia
Major in Spanish
Minor in Russian

Honors Bestowed By
Golden Key International
Sigma Alpha Lambda
Alpha Sigma Lambda
Mu Gamma Chapter 

Phi Theta Kappa

The National Dean’s List
USC Dean’s List
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars
International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP) - International Delegate Invitation


Confucius once said "Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall."  I truly believe that in everything we do there is never failure as long as we are willing to get up, learn from the past, re-create ourselves meanwhile mastering lessons learned. In all matters, small or big, be a good person, of course, but always be yourself. You owe it to yourself to be and remain authentic. -  Carmen A. Cisnadean


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