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06/13/2016 PITY THE DULLARD 318 Free verse
05/31/2016 A BETTER VIEW 233 Free verse
05/31/2016 ON GUARD 357 Free verse
05/30/2016 RIPENING 227 Free verse
05/27/2016 SECRETS OF THE GLASS MENAGERIE 205 Free verse
05/22/2016 THE CHRONICLES OF A PHONOPHOBIC 433 Free verse
05/07/2016 KISS - ABLE 327 Free verse
05/03/2016 HOW TO BE A GOOD SOUP POET---SATIRE 688 Prose
04/21/2016 HISSY 410 Free verse
04/14/2016 SOMEONE HAS HUNG A CLOCK ON A TREE IN THE PARK 354 Free verse
12/23/2015 SYMBOLOGY IN DA HOUSE 549 Ekphrasis
06/18/2015 Cabinet Card, 1884 826 Sonnet
05/25/2015 MY POEM, MY CHILD 1075 Light Poetry
05/06/2015 TAIL SPIN, REVISED 1279 Free verse
04/25/2015 PIXIE MARAUDERS 891 Free verse
04/13/2015 PUCKISH 926 Verse
03/28/2015 MOOSE IN HEADLIGHTS 854 Free verse
11/10/2014 CHAN 1226 Free verse
08/25/2014 HOSTEL, 1978 1205 Free verse
06/07/2014 TORRENT 1047 Sonnet
04/08/2014 ROOTS 1167 Free verse
04/04/2014 GINGHAM AND LACE 1197 Verse
03/24/2014 50 GODS 1191 Free verse
03/15/2014 WINTER IN PORTLAND 1118 Free verse
02/25/2014 PITY THE PIRANHA 1241 Free verse
02/02/2014 WORD ON THE STREET, 2009 1138 Sonnet
01/31/2014 JOURNEY COMPANIONS: THE FRIEND SONNETS PART II 1237 Sonnet
01/29/2014 DIVINE STEEPLES 1081 Sonnet
01/26/2014 MUSE 1190 Sonnet
01/14/2014 MY HEART BELONGS TO MONTREAL 1283 Iambic Pentameter
01/13/2014 EDUCATED 2692 Free verse
01/06/2014 THE STAND 1060 Prose
12/19/2013 EXPLORING THE BASEMENT 925 Free verse
12/12/2013 THE POET'S PRAYER 1045 Verse
12/10/2013 UNHOLY 1082 Verse
12/03/2013 LA VIE EN ROSE 1335 Light Poetry
11/29/2013 RIPPLES 1000 Free verse
09/28/2013 EMILY DICKINSON 1316 Sonnet
08/06/2013 THE OTHER-WISE 1119 Free verse
07/24/2013 PIMPED 1067 Free verse
06/05/2013 BAIT, 1986 1093 Free verse
06/03/2013 COME AND PLAY ME 1250 Lyric
05/31/2013 haiku 6 1134 Haiku
05/28/2013 BLAMELESS 1834 Personification
05/22/2013 ALL FALL DOWN 2605 Sestina
05/05/2013 SUNDAY SOJOURN 1186 Haibun
04/28/2013 WOMEN 1183 Free verse
04/26/2013 SYLVIA 1452 Crown of Sonnets
04/20/2013 THE POET'S CREED 1536 Free verse
04/18/2013 THE TYPESET OF ANAIS 1409 Free verse
03/21/2013 PALADIN 1044 Free verse
03/12/2013 ALLUSIVE PEARL 1220 Free verse
03/11/2013 ELIZABETH'S DIARY 1136 Prose Poetry
03/06/2013 HIS-STORY 1241 Free verse
02/22/2013 haiku 3 1116 Haiku
02/17/2013 BIDALSANA 1331 Free verse
02/12/2013 GURO, MAHAL KITA 1226 Sonnet
02/07/2013 haiku 1 1080 Haiku
02/03/2013 ALCHEMY 1377 Verse
01/08/2013 HIGHWAY OF TEARS 1551 Rhyme
12/20/2012 THIS BLEAK HEREAFTER 1119 Terzanelle
12/06/2012 CASTING HIS LINE 1462 Rondeau
11/20/2012 HOMER'S HUES 1028 Free verse
11/14/2012 happy haiku 2 869 Haiku
11/05/2012 THE SONG OF DEBORAH 937 Sonnet
11/04/2012 SHADOWLANDS 959 Free verse
10/30/2012 RIBBON TIED 1119 Sonnet
10/29/2012 LADY LIBERTY 978 Sonnet
10/29/2012 THIS TIME 887 Sonnet
10/23/2012 THREE QUILLS 886 Rhyme
10/18/2012 DAVID 971 Sonnet
10/13/2012 POETIC TART 785 Light Poetry
08/28/2012 VERS LIBRE, A CONSTANZA 1103 Rhyme
08/27/2012 BLUE NOTES 822 Sonnet
08/24/2012 INSENSED 839 Sonnet
08/19/2012 haiku 202 654 Haiku
08/15/2012 PEOPLE OF AUTUMN 770 Sonnet
08/15/2012 AUTUMN COLOURS 762 Acrostic
08/12/2012 DARFUR 773 Sonnet
08/07/2012 A VISIT TO THE NURSING HOME 858 Ballad
08/06/2012 JE PRIE, I PRAY 789 Free verse
07/31/2012 A TAPESTRY WOMAN 937 Acrostic
07/25/2012 WINDOWS 2839 Shape
07/18/2012 A MINER'S PRAYER 989 Kyrielle
06/06/2012 A TRIP TO EGO 764 Free verse
05/25/2012 IMMIGRANT 689 Sonnet
05/23/2012 BURY ME IN BRAMBLE 757 Free verse
05/01/2012 SISTERHOOD OF SIGHS 783 Free verse
04/22/2012 ODE TO FIREFIGHTERS 1310 Ode
03/02/2012 PERFECT BLEND 1053 Sapphic stanza
02/24/2012 THE WILD HORSES OF ASSATEAGUE ISLAND 1225 Narrative
02/17/2012 EULOGY FOR THE ELDON GALLERY, WATERLOO 993 Free verse
02/06/2012 BOUNDLESS 737 Free verse
01/12/2012 CYANIDE 880 Villanelle
11/26/2011 Whispers of Moogsmoorwood 805 Free verse
08/17/2011 TIM HORTONS: A CANADIAN THING 2431 Free verse
06/11/2011 WHAT IF I JUST STOPPED WRITING 964 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 http://www.fieldstonereview.usask.ca/article.php?article=167, Grain Magazine, issue 42.4, Summer 2015, Passed Signs/New Fields  http://www.grainmagazine.ca/current-issue/  , The Steel Chisel, April 2016, http://www.thesteelchisel.ca/april2016_07.html.  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.http://www.ekphrastic.net/apps/search?q=Cyndi+MacMillan.

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.

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

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