Latest release: Different Direction is the seventh WindPoem album release, representing a different direction in WindPoem music. The first six albums feature Native American flute meditations. Different Direction features multi-instrument compositions, blending the music styles of Native American flute, rock, bluegrass, blues, jazz, and folk into an inspirational World Music sound. Available from Bandcamp, iTunes,, and more, and streaming via Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, and most music streaming services.



Great stories, good music ~ no more, no less

[C.S. Fuqua] writes … with sensitivity and grace … compelling, honest. ~ Bob Keeshan, TV’s original Captain Kangaroo

Working on the [New Mexico Review] is such fun as I get to read and review such great work like the poem “Gibson” from issue 7 by C.S. Fuqua. Just as the subject of the poem speaks out about life, line by line, so, too, does it speak to me. ~ Christina Litherland, New Mexico Review

Good horror … isn’t about gore but about the unexpected … Fuqua is a master of prose. I found his writing crisp, filled with details that make a story come to life. ~ Diabolical Plots

…[R]eminded me a bit of Manly Wade Wellman’s Silver John stories. I can think of no better praise than that.SFRevu

…a lasting impression on the reader.Sensawunda

Wry wit on socio-political problems …

C S Fuqua handles the themes of love and death with beautiful simplicity: what else is there to life?Kalyna Review

With an eye for the particular and an ear for the music of everyday life, C. S. Fuqua shares with readers his brave and lyrical view of human experience. ~ Dr. Wendy Galgan, Editor, Assisi Literary Magazine

C.S. Fuqua’s [poetry] paints an entire story with a Tom Waits brush. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, google it. ~ Ken S., Editor, Spank the Carp literary magazine

…a feeling of hope and the certainty that happiness and goodness are still out there. ~ Cynthia Harris, author

… gritty, insightful, humorous, tragic, and celebratory … ~ Jonathan K. Rice, Editor, Iodine Poetry Journal

Fuqua’s, then, is a mind that’s not mired in or bogged down by horror, but one that appreciates the possibilities dark fantasy provides in terms of language and ideas, symbol and emotion. ~ David Bain, author/editor

…thought-provoking and interesting … ~ Suanne Schafer, Editor, Empty Sink Publishing

… a wonderful job of creating compelling, well-drawn characters… Mike Suchcicki, author/editor/digital designer & producer

C.S. Fuqua is a first-class [Native American] flute builder and flute musician …Dick Claassen, Native American flute musician and author of numerous Native American flute instructional manuals

5-time winner Year’s Best short fiction

4-time winner Year’s Best “honorable mention” short fiction

EPIC  winner Year’s Best Poetry Collection

New Mexico Music Awards Finalist ~ WindPoem V ~ Infinite


Bestsellers & more:

  • Walking after Midnight ~ Collected Storieswith eight “year’s best” honors, has something for every reader in your life, from dark fantasy, horror, and science fiction to slipstream, southern gothic, and literary. 
  • Stream C.S. Fuqua’s WindPoem albums and Sinner’s Suite EP on Pandora and Spotify.
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  • License Chris’s music for your projects at C.S. Fuqua ~ WindPoem
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