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06/13/2016 PITY THE DULLARD 135 Free verse
05/31/2016 A BETTER VIEW 123 Free verse
05/31/2016 ON GUARD 166 Free verse
05/30/2016 RIPENING 105 Free verse
05/27/2016 SECRETS OF THE GLASS MENAGERIE 92 Free verse
05/22/2016 THE CHRONICLES OF A PHONOPHOBIC 265 Free verse
05/07/2016 KISS - ABLE 223 Free verse
05/03/2016 HOW TO BE A GOOD SOUP POET---SATIRE 493 Prose
04/21/2016 HISSY 301 Free verse
12/23/2015 SYMBOLOGY IN DA HOUSE 419 Ekphrasis
06/18/2015 Cabinet Card, 1884 715 Sonnet
05/25/2015 MY POEM, MY CHILD 962 Light Poetry
05/06/2015 TAIL SPIN, REVISED 1087 Free verse
04/25/2015 PIXIE MARAUDERS 760 Free verse
04/13/2015 PUCKISH 791 Verse
03/28/2015 MOOSE IN HEADLIGHTS 727 Free verse
11/10/2014 CHAN 1071 Free verse
08/25/2014 HOSTEL, 1978 1089 Free verse
06/07/2014 TORRENT 944 Sonnet
04/08/2014 ROOTS 1057 Free verse
04/04/2014 GINGHAM AND LACE 1079 Verse
03/24/2014 50 GODS 1081 Free verse
03/15/2014 WINTER IN PORTLAND 1024 Free verse
02/25/2014 PITY THE PIRANHA 1099 Free verse
02/02/2014 WORD ON THE STREET, 2009 1027 Sonnet
01/29/2014 DIVINE STEEPLES 975 Sonnet
01/26/2014 MUSE 1065 Sonnet
01/14/2014 MY HEART BELONGS TO MONTREAL 1157 Iambic Pentameter
01/13/2014 EDUCATED 2316 Free verse
01/06/2014 THE STAND 944 Prose
12/19/2013 EXPLORING THE BASEMENT 815 Free verse
12/12/2013 THE POET'S PRAYER 948 Verse
12/10/2013 UNHOLY 980 Verse
12/03/2013 LA VIE EN ROSE 1232 Light Poetry
11/29/2013 RIPPLES 894 Free verse
09/28/2013 EMILY DICKINSON 1212 Sonnet
08/06/2013 THE OTHER-WISE 1034 Free verse
07/24/2013 PIMPED 942 Free verse
06/05/2013 BAIT, 1986 989 Free verse
06/03/2013 COME AND PLAY ME 1143 Lyric
05/31/2013 haiku 6 996 Haiku
05/28/2013 BLAMELESS 1709 Personification
05/22/2013 ALL FALL DOWN 2463 Sestina
05/05/2013 SUNDAY SOJOURN 1081 Haibun
04/28/2013 WOMEN 1076 Free verse
04/26/2013 SYLVIA 1338 Crown of Sonnets
04/20/2013 THE POET'S CREED 1411 Free verse
04/18/2013 THE TYPESET OF ANAIS 1220 Free verse
03/21/2013 PALADIN 933 Free verse
03/12/2013 ALLUSIVE PEARL 1117 Free verse
03/11/2013 ELIZABETH'S DIARY 1010 Prose Poetry
03/06/2013 HIS-STORY 1131 Free verse
02/22/2013 haiku 3 1013 Haiku
02/17/2013 BIDALSANA 1194 Free verse
02/12/2013 GURO, MAHAL KITA 1105 Sonnet
02/07/2013 haiku 1 957 Haiku
02/03/2013 ALCHEMY 1235 Verse
01/08/2013 HIGHWAY OF TEARS 1412 Rhyme
12/20/2012 THIS BLEAK HEREAFTER 1000 Terzanelle
12/06/2012 CASTING HIS LINE 1302 Rondeau
11/20/2012 HOMER'S HUES 900 Free verse
11/14/2012 happy haiku 2 774 Haiku
11/05/2012 THE SONG OF DEBORAH 830 Sonnet
11/04/2012 SHADOWLANDS 858 Free verse
10/30/2012 RIBBON TIED 1011 Sonnet
10/29/2012 LADY LIBERTY 857 Sonnet
10/29/2012 THIS TIME 795 Sonnet
10/23/2012 THREE QUILLS 778 Rhyme
10/18/2012 DAVID 837 Sonnet
10/13/2012 POETIC TART 691 Light Poetry
08/28/2012 VERS LIBRE, A CONSTANZA 1012 Rhyme
08/27/2012 BLUE NOTES 726 Sonnet
08/24/2012 INSENSED 749 Sonnet
08/19/2012 haiku 202 565 Haiku
08/15/2012 PEOPLE OF AUTUMN 652 Sonnet
08/15/2012 AUTUMN COLOURS 662 Acrostic
08/12/2012 DARFUR 659 Sonnet
08/07/2012 A VISIT TO THE NURSING HOME 752 Ballad
08/06/2012 JE PRIE, I PRAY 690 Free verse
07/31/2012 A TAPESTRY WOMAN 812 Acrostic
07/25/2012 WINDOWS 2750 Shape
07/18/2012 A MINER'S PRAYER 896 Kyrielle
06/06/2012 A TRIP TO EGO 666 Free verse
05/25/2012 IMMIGRANT 572 Sonnet
05/23/2012 BURY ME IN BRAMBLE 648 Free verse
05/01/2012 SISTERHOOD OF SIGHS 663 Free verse
04/22/2012 ODE TO FIREFIGHTERS 1166 Ode
03/02/2012 PERFECT BLEND 912 Sapphic stanza
02/06/2012 BOUNDLESS 645 Free verse
01/12/2012 CYANIDE 783 Villanelle
11/26/2011 Whispers of Moogsmoorwood 717 Free verse
08/17/2011 TIM HORTONS: A CANADIAN THING 2240 Free verse
06/11/2011 WHAT IF I JUST STOPPED WRITING 836 Free verse

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Quote Left As a fiction writer, I allow jerks to think they have the last word. Eventually, aspects of their vapid personalities are sprinkled into my work... my villains sound more true to life, thanks to them. I have deep gratitude to the petty, mean and ugly people I've met. They have allowed me to develop petty, mean and ugly antagonists. I get the last word in every story I write and have published. Success always speaks louder than angry babble. Quote Right
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Quote Left Sentiment is NOT a synonym for poetry; though a short piece of writing may tug at the heart, poetry requires figurative language, ambiguity, wordplay or a unique perspective of the very familiar. Quote Right
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Quote Left The difference between a poet and a published poet is just one revision. A single word can change an entire verse. Never discourage any poet who says, 'I want to do better.' Telling a poet to stay status quo is to tell them to stop growing. It is sabotage. Quote Right
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Quote Left Careful, there. If you cheese off a fiction writer, she just may immortalize you. And then you'd be a jerk for all time. Quote Right
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Cyndi MacMillan poetry has been published in The Fieldstone Review, Issue 2015, Grain Magazine, issue 42.4, Summer 2015, Passed Signs/New Fields  , The Steel Chisel, April 2016,  She has poems forthcoming in ROOM and the Centrifugal Eye. She participated in the 20 Poem Challenge at The Ekphrastic Review: Writing and Art on Art and Writing, and twelve of her poems have been published by the journal.

Her fiction has appeared in local newspapers and has won contests. Her short story, Missed Steps, is forthcoming in the Windsor Review. She enjoys reading literary journals, and she is actively pursuing further publication within their glossy covers.

Verse is both magnetic and kinetic. She attempts - madly- to give equal attention to her poetry, short stories, and a novel-in-progress, the Trim of Wicks.  Regardless of genre, she focuses on language. One word has the power to repel or pull. She never forgets the reader and does her best to make their ride interesting.

Poetry soup is a friendly forum which enables people from around the world to share their writing. It has some great resources and provides a nice space for people to connect.

Cyndi lives in a small town in Ontario with her husband, young daughter and far too many books.