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06/13/2016 PITY THE DULLARD 207 Free verse
05/31/2016 A BETTER VIEW 142 Free verse
05/31/2016 ON GUARD 223 Free verse
05/30/2016 RIPENING 135 Free verse
05/27/2016 SECRETS OF THE GLASS MENAGERIE 128 Free verse
05/22/2016 THE CHRONICLES OF A PHONOPHOBIC 324 Free verse
05/07/2016 KISS - ABLE 262 Free verse
05/03/2016 HOW TO BE A GOOD SOUP POET---SATIRE 558 Prose
04/21/2016 HISSY 336 Free verse
12/23/2015 SYMBOLOGY IN DA HOUSE 446 Ekphrasis
06/18/2015 Cabinet Card, 1884 745 Sonnet
05/25/2015 MY POEM, MY CHILD 999 Light Poetry
05/06/2015 TAIL SPIN, REVISED 1144 Free verse
04/25/2015 PIXIE MARAUDERS 802 Free verse
04/13/2015 PUCKISH 836 Verse
03/28/2015 MOOSE IN HEADLIGHTS 770 Free verse
11/10/2014 CHAN 1125 Free verse
08/25/2014 HOSTEL, 1978 1120 Free verse
06/07/2014 TORRENT 982 Sonnet
04/08/2014 ROOTS 1091 Free verse
04/04/2014 GINGHAM AND LACE 1105 Verse
03/24/2014 50 GODS 1118 Free verse
03/15/2014 WINTER IN PORTLAND 1055 Free verse
02/25/2014 PITY THE PIRANHA 1148 Free verse
02/02/2014 WORD ON THE STREET, 2009 1056 Sonnet
01/29/2014 DIVINE STEEPLES 1007 Sonnet
01/26/2014 MUSE 1105 Sonnet
01/14/2014 MY HEART BELONGS TO MONTREAL 1195 Iambic Pentameter
01/13/2014 EDUCATED 2392 Free verse
01/06/2014 THE STAND 991 Prose
12/19/2013 EXPLORING THE BASEMENT 844 Free verse
12/12/2013 THE POET'S PRAYER 979 Verse
12/10/2013 UNHOLY 1016 Verse
12/03/2013 LA VIE EN ROSE 1272 Light Poetry
11/29/2013 RIPPLES 931 Free verse
09/28/2013 EMILY DICKINSON 1245 Sonnet
08/06/2013 THE OTHER-WISE 1067 Free verse
07/24/2013 PIMPED 986 Free verse
06/05/2013 BAIT, 1986 1025 Free verse
06/03/2013 COME AND PLAY ME 1184 Lyric
05/31/2013 haiku 6 1043 Haiku
05/28/2013 BLAMELESS 1743 Personification
05/22/2013 ALL FALL DOWN 2502 Sestina
05/05/2013 SUNDAY SOJOURN 1122 Haibun
04/28/2013 WOMEN 1107 Free verse
04/26/2013 SYLVIA 1377 Crown of Sonnets
04/20/2013 THE POET'S CREED 1452 Free verse
04/18/2013 THE TYPESET OF ANAIS 1262 Free verse
03/21/2013 PALADIN 967 Free verse
03/12/2013 ALLUSIVE PEARL 1150 Free verse
03/11/2013 ELIZABETH'S DIARY 1051 Prose Poetry
03/06/2013 HIS-STORY 1169 Free verse
02/22/2013 haiku 3 1040 Haiku
02/17/2013 BIDALSANA 1233 Free verse
02/12/2013 GURO, MAHAL KITA 1147 Sonnet
02/07/2013 haiku 1 997 Haiku
02/03/2013 ALCHEMY 1281 Verse
01/08/2013 HIGHWAY OF TEARS 1458 Rhyme
12/20/2012 THIS BLEAK HEREAFTER 1036 Terzanelle
12/06/2012 CASTING HIS LINE 1359 Rondeau
11/20/2012 HOMER'S HUES 946 Free verse
11/14/2012 happy haiku 2 805 Haiku
11/05/2012 THE SONG OF DEBORAH 866 Sonnet
11/04/2012 SHADOWLANDS 887 Free verse
10/30/2012 RIBBON TIED 1040 Sonnet
10/29/2012 LADY LIBERTY 902 Sonnet
10/29/2012 THIS TIME 820 Sonnet
10/23/2012 THREE QUILLS 810 Rhyme
10/18/2012 DAVID 876 Sonnet
10/13/2012 POETIC TART 724 Light Poetry
08/28/2012 VERS LIBRE, A CONSTANZA 1038 Rhyme
08/27/2012 BLUE NOTES 761 Sonnet
08/24/2012 INSENSED 772 Sonnet
08/19/2012 haiku 202 595 Haiku
08/15/2012 PEOPLE OF AUTUMN 697 Sonnet
08/15/2012 AUTUMN COLOURS 694 Acrostic
08/12/2012 DARFUR 692 Sonnet
08/07/2012 A VISIT TO THE NURSING HOME 785 Ballad
08/06/2012 JE PRIE, I PRAY 726 Free verse
07/31/2012 A TAPESTRY WOMAN 856 Acrostic
07/25/2012 WINDOWS 2778 Shape
07/18/2012 A MINER'S PRAYER 923 Kyrielle
06/06/2012 A TRIP TO EGO 696 Free verse
05/25/2012 IMMIGRANT 604 Sonnet
05/23/2012 BURY ME IN BRAMBLE 679 Free verse
05/01/2012 SISTERHOOD OF SIGHS 705 Free verse
04/22/2012 ODE TO FIREFIGHTERS 1218 Ode
03/02/2012 PERFECT BLEND 958 Sapphic stanza
02/06/2012 BOUNDLESS 671 Free verse
01/12/2012 CYANIDE 818 Villanelle
11/26/2011 Whispers of Moogsmoorwood 749 Free verse
08/17/2011 TIM HORTONS: A CANADIAN THING 2292 Free verse
06/11/2011 WHAT IF I JUST STOPPED WRITING 903 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.