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06/13/2016 PITY THE DULLARD 200 Free verse
05/31/2016 A BETTER VIEW 140 Free verse
05/31/2016 ON GUARD 211 Free verse
05/30/2016 RIPENING 130 Free verse
05/27/2016 SECRETS OF THE GLASS MENAGERIE 125 Free verse
05/22/2016 THE CHRONICLES OF A PHONOPHOBIC 312 Free verse
05/07/2016 KISS - ABLE 254 Free verse
05/03/2016 HOW TO BE A GOOD SOUP POET---SATIRE 549 Prose
04/21/2016 HISSY 331 Free verse
04/14/2016 SOMEONE HAS HUNG A CLOCK ON A TREE IN THE PARK 290 Free verse
12/23/2015 SYMBOLOGY IN DA HOUSE 442 Ekphrasis
06/18/2015 Cabinet Card, 1884 742 Sonnet
05/25/2015 MY POEM, MY CHILD 989 Light Poetry
05/06/2015 TAIL SPIN, REVISED 1131 Free verse
04/25/2015 PIXIE MARAUDERS 798 Free verse
04/13/2015 PUCKISH 827 Verse
03/28/2015 MOOSE IN HEADLIGHTS 764 Free verse
11/10/2014 CHAN 1116 Free verse
08/25/2014 HOSTEL, 1978 1114 Free verse
06/07/2014 TORRENT 974 Sonnet
04/08/2014 ROOTS 1089 Free verse
04/04/2014 GINGHAM AND LACE 1101 Verse
03/24/2014 50 GODS 1112 Free verse
03/15/2014 WINTER IN PORTLAND 1051 Free verse
02/25/2014 PITY THE PIRANHA 1139 Free verse
02/02/2014 WORD ON THE STREET, 2009 1052 Sonnet
01/31/2014 JOURNEY COMPANIONS: THE FRIEND SONNETS PART II 1161 Sonnet
01/29/2014 DIVINE STEEPLES 1001 Sonnet
01/26/2014 MUSE 1096 Sonnet
01/14/2014 MY HEART BELONGS TO MONTREAL 1190 Iambic Pentameter
01/13/2014 EDUCATED 2359 Free verse
01/06/2014 THE STAND 983 Prose
12/19/2013 EXPLORING THE BASEMENT 838 Free verse
12/12/2013 THE POET'S PRAYER 976 Verse
12/10/2013 UNHOLY 1012 Verse
12/03/2013 LA VIE EN ROSE 1268 Light Poetry
11/29/2013 RIPPLES 924 Free verse
09/28/2013 EMILY DICKINSON 1238 Sonnet
08/06/2013 THE OTHER-WISE 1061 Free verse
07/24/2013 PIMPED 981 Free verse
06/05/2013 BAIT, 1986 1022 Free verse
06/03/2013 COME AND PLAY ME 1176 Lyric
05/31/2013 haiku 6 1037 Haiku
05/28/2013 BLAMELESS 1733 Personification
05/22/2013 ALL FALL DOWN 2496 Sestina
05/05/2013 SUNDAY SOJOURN 1118 Haibun
04/28/2013 WOMEN 1104 Free verse
04/26/2013 SYLVIA 1373 Crown of Sonnets
04/20/2013 THE POET'S CREED 1445 Free verse
04/18/2013 THE TYPESET OF ANAIS 1258 Free verse
03/21/2013 PALADIN 960 Free verse
03/12/2013 ALLUSIVE PEARL 1149 Free verse
03/11/2013 ELIZABETH'S DIARY 1046 Prose Poetry
03/06/2013 HIS-STORY 1164 Free verse
02/22/2013 haiku 3 1034 Haiku
02/17/2013 BIDALSANA 1223 Free verse
02/12/2013 GURO, MAHAL KITA 1142 Sonnet
02/07/2013 haiku 1 990 Haiku
02/03/2013 ALCHEMY 1278 Verse
01/08/2013 HIGHWAY OF TEARS 1449 Rhyme
12/20/2012 THIS BLEAK HEREAFTER 1030 Terzanelle
12/06/2012 CASTING HIS LINE 1351 Rondeau
11/20/2012 HOMER'S HUES 939 Free verse
11/14/2012 happy haiku 2 803 Haiku
11/05/2012 THE SONG OF DEBORAH 861 Sonnet
11/04/2012 SHADOWLANDS 880 Free verse
10/30/2012 RIBBON TIED 1035 Sonnet
10/29/2012 LADY LIBERTY 898 Sonnet
10/29/2012 THIS TIME 816 Sonnet
10/23/2012 THREE QUILLS 806 Rhyme
10/18/2012 DAVID 867 Sonnet
10/13/2012 POETIC TART 718 Light Poetry
08/28/2012 VERS LIBRE, A CONSTANZA 1031 Rhyme
08/27/2012 BLUE NOTES 756 Sonnet
08/24/2012 INSENSED 770 Sonnet
08/19/2012 haiku 202 593 Haiku
08/15/2012 PEOPLE OF AUTUMN 689 Sonnet
08/15/2012 AUTUMN COLOURS 691 Acrostic
08/12/2012 DARFUR 686 Sonnet
08/07/2012 A VISIT TO THE NURSING HOME 779 Ballad
08/06/2012 JE PRIE, I PRAY 720 Free verse
07/31/2012 A TAPESTRY WOMAN 851 Acrostic
07/25/2012 WINDOWS 2774 Shape
07/18/2012 A MINER'S PRAYER 921 Kyrielle
06/06/2012 A TRIP TO EGO 695 Free verse
05/25/2012 IMMIGRANT 598 Sonnet
05/23/2012 BURY ME IN BRAMBLE 675 Free verse
05/01/2012 SISTERHOOD OF SIGHS 699 Free verse
04/22/2012 ODE TO FIREFIGHTERS 1205 Ode
03/02/2012 PERFECT BLEND 949 Sapphic stanza
02/24/2012 THE WILD HORSES OF ASSATEAGUE ISLAND 1116 Narrative
02/17/2012 EULOGY FOR THE ELDON GALLERY, WATERLOO 904 Free verse
02/06/2012 BOUNDLESS 670 Free verse
01/12/2012 CYANIDE 813 Villanelle
11/26/2011 Whispers of Moogsmoorwood 743 Free verse
08/17/2011 TIM HORTONS: A CANADIAN THING 2286 Free verse
06/11/2011 WHAT IF I JUST STOPPED WRITING 894 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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