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06/13/2016 PITY THE DULLARD 119 Free verse
05/31/2016 A BETTER VIEW 118 Free verse
05/31/2016 ON GUARD 159 Free verse
05/30/2016 RIPENING 104 Free verse
05/27/2016 SECRETS OF THE GLASS MENAGERIE 91 Free verse
05/22/2016 THE CHRONICLES OF A PHONOPHOBIC 262 Free verse
05/07/2016 KISS - ABLE 221 Free verse
05/03/2016 HOW TO BE A GOOD SOUP POET---SATIRE 488 Prose
04/21/2016 HISSY 299 Free verse
12/23/2015 SYMBOLOGY IN DA HOUSE 416 Ekphrasis
06/18/2015 Cabinet Card, 1884 706 Sonnet
05/25/2015 MY POEM, MY CHILD 959 Light Poetry
05/06/2015 TAIL SPIN, REVISED 1086 Free verse
04/25/2015 PIXIE MARAUDERS 753 Free verse
04/13/2015 PUCKISH 784 Verse
03/28/2015 MOOSE IN HEADLIGHTS 722 Free verse
11/10/2014 CHAN 1062 Free verse
08/25/2014 HOSTEL, 1978 1086 Free verse
06/07/2014 TORRENT 938 Sonnet
04/08/2014 ROOTS 1049 Free verse
04/04/2014 GINGHAM AND LACE 1072 Verse
03/24/2014 50 GODS 1075 Free verse
03/15/2014 WINTER IN PORTLAND 1019 Free verse
02/25/2014 PITY THE PIRANHA 1092 Free verse
02/02/2014 WORD ON THE STREET, 2009 1021 Sonnet
01/29/2014 DIVINE STEEPLES 972 Sonnet
01/26/2014 MUSE 1059 Sonnet
01/14/2014 MY HEART BELONGS TO MONTREAL 1152 Iambic Pentameter
01/13/2014 EDUCATED 2308 Free verse
01/06/2014 THE STAND 938 Prose
12/19/2013 EXPLORING THE BASEMENT 810 Free verse
12/12/2013 THE POET'S PRAYER 943 Verse
12/10/2013 UNHOLY 977 Verse
12/03/2013 LA VIE EN ROSE 1225 Light Poetry
11/29/2013 RIPPLES 892 Free verse
09/28/2013 EMILY DICKINSON 1208 Sonnet
08/06/2013 THE OTHER-WISE 1029 Free verse
07/24/2013 PIMPED 936 Free verse
06/05/2013 BAIT, 1986 987 Free verse
06/03/2013 COME AND PLAY ME 1137 Lyric
05/31/2013 haiku 6 993 Haiku
05/28/2013 BLAMELESS 1706 Personification
05/22/2013 ALL FALL DOWN 2459 Sestina
05/05/2013 SUNDAY SOJOURN 1075 Haibun
04/28/2013 WOMEN 1072 Free verse
04/26/2013 SYLVIA 1336 Crown of Sonnets
04/20/2013 THE POET'S CREED 1408 Free verse
04/18/2013 THE TYPESET OF ANAIS 1212 Free verse
03/21/2013 PALADIN 930 Free verse
03/12/2013 ALLUSIVE PEARL 1113 Free verse
03/11/2013 ELIZABETH'S DIARY 1005 Prose Poetry
03/06/2013 HIS-STORY 1126 Free verse
02/22/2013 haiku 3 1008 Haiku
02/17/2013 BIDALSANA 1186 Free verse
02/12/2013 GURO, MAHAL KITA 1100 Sonnet
02/07/2013 haiku 1 951 Haiku
02/03/2013 ALCHEMY 1229 Verse
01/08/2013 HIGHWAY OF TEARS 1406 Rhyme
12/20/2012 THIS BLEAK HEREAFTER 996 Terzanelle
12/06/2012 CASTING HIS LINE 1294 Rondeau
11/20/2012 HOMER'S HUES 892 Free verse
11/14/2012 happy haiku 2 769 Haiku
11/05/2012 THE SONG OF DEBORAH 826 Sonnet
11/04/2012 SHADOWLANDS 855 Free verse
10/30/2012 RIBBON TIED 1008 Sonnet
10/29/2012 LADY LIBERTY 851 Sonnet
10/29/2012 THIS TIME 790 Sonnet
10/23/2012 THREE QUILLS 772 Rhyme
10/18/2012 DAVID 835 Sonnet
10/13/2012 POETIC TART 687 Light Poetry
08/28/2012 VERS LIBRE, A CONSTANZA 998 Rhyme
08/27/2012 BLUE NOTES 722 Sonnet
08/24/2012 INSENSED 740 Sonnet
08/19/2012 haiku 202 561 Haiku
08/15/2012 PEOPLE OF AUTUMN 647 Sonnet
08/15/2012 AUTUMN COLOURS 660 Acrostic
08/12/2012 DARFUR 654 Sonnet
08/07/2012 A VISIT TO THE NURSING HOME 745 Ballad
08/06/2012 JE PRIE, I PRAY 686 Free verse
07/31/2012 A TAPESTRY WOMAN 808 Acrostic
07/25/2012 WINDOWS 2747 Shape
07/18/2012 A MINER'S PRAYER 893 Kyrielle
06/06/2012 A TRIP TO EGO 662 Free verse
05/25/2012 IMMIGRANT 567 Sonnet
05/23/2012 BURY ME IN BRAMBLE 643 Free verse
05/01/2012 SISTERHOOD OF SIGHS 657 Free verse
04/22/2012 ODE TO FIREFIGHTERS 1156 Ode
03/02/2012 PERFECT BLEND 906 Sapphic stanza
02/06/2012 BOUNDLESS 642 Free verse
01/12/2012 CYANIDE 773 Villanelle
11/26/2011 Whispers of Moogsmoorwood 712 Free verse
08/17/2011 TIM HORTONS: A CANADIAN THING 2234 Free verse
06/11/2011 WHAT IF I JUST STOPPED WRITING 828 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.