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Cyndi MacMillan's current projects include three children's book series. Her "life as a writer' blogs can be read at  https://cyndimacmillan.wordpress.com/  Three of her poems have been published in Room magazine, issue 49.4, This Body's Maps, https://roommagazine.com/issues/bodys-map  Two poems have been published in the Prairie Journal ( Issue 67)http://www.prairiejournal.org/subscribe.html   Other poems can be found in 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/424  , The Steel Chisel, April 2016, http://www.thesteelchisel.ca/april2016_07.html.  The Centrifugal Eye, Spring 2016, the Unformed issue  http://www.centrifugaleye.com/ . She participated in the 20 Poem Challenge at The Ekphrastic Review: Writing and Art on Art and Writing, and thirteen 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, has been published by the Windsor Review  https://view.joomag.com/windsor-review/0830468001484586649 . She enjoys reading literary journals, and she is actively pursuing further publication within their glossy covers while writing chapter books and early middle readers.

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.

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STEPHANIE DESHPANDE WINNERS-- HER BLOG IS UP -- THIS IS AWESOME


Blog Posted:2/26/2014 8:29:00 PM


SARK how to be an artist


I could not be more excited.

 

Okay, everyone, please click on this link...

 

 

http://www.stephaniedeshpande.com/contemporary-free-rhyme-poetry-contest/

 

 

Stephanie Deshpande has put the blog up about the contest

here at Poetrysoup which I sponsored

AND AND AND has posted the winners list

ON HER AWESOME SITE AND AND AND

she has included a link to all the winners’ poems!

 

People who read her blog, fans who have purchased her art,

will be able to connect your words to her art.


 

I think this is huge!

 

Honestly, I am floating on the ceiling!

 

There is so much to learn here, from this.

 

I have harped on this since I joined Soup three years ago: artists of all mediums need to reach out and support the creative process, in whatever way they are able... whether that be by checking out the local theatre group, going to a CD launch or attending the opening ceremony at a gallery

 

Art, in every form, is alive and well!

 

Poetry is being written and read around the world. BUT, if we focus on the poetry of yesterday, we will not reach todays poets nor will we understand the direction poetry is taking. The past deserves to be studied and appreciated; all those beauties must not be lost, must be preserved, but if you haven’t opened a book of poetry written after 1980, if you do not explore the verses being published in THIS decade, I mean OUTSIDE of Soup, then you are missing a real opportunity to grow AND connect.

 

Keep true to your voice, your style.

 

And let inspiration move you.

 

 

Hugs and Love,

Cyndi, who is on cloud 9!


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Date: 2/28/2014 7:57:00 AM
Cyndi....you said you're in ceiling right now..and floating in cloud9...my dear...if that is really how it feels like to be part of this most extravagant experience...then i'm guilty of it!!! ...this is soooooo thrilling..!!!! ...i can't express the happiness i'm feeling when i saw her blog...thank you, thank you for choosing me to be one of your winners....that means a world to me!!!! ...^__^
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Date: 2/27/2014 1:54:00 PM
SECOND, please note that she will be posting additional blogs with YOUR POEMS posted below the painting that inspired your words! So dazzling, her taking time out of her busy life as mom and artist. SHE IS A POET, TOO. And so she was moved that she inspired others to write verse. I'm still in a fog. Poetry moves people in the most mysterious and wonderful way. If I can share that kind of mindset, that HOPE, with my daughter, instil in her a belief that art is more than entertainment but a form of COMMUNION, then I have done my job. From my fingers to God's ears. Amen.
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Date: 2/27/2014 1:51:00 PM
i think stephanie enjoyed participating in your contest, sis... no worries; she must have really liked the idea of playing along without really looking deeply into your requirements... huggs
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Cyndi MacMillan
Date: 2/27/2014 1:54:00 PM
Hello you!
Date: 2/27/2014 1:44:00 PM
Hey all, Well, FIRST, I gotta say how EMBARASSING it was as a judge to shut out an entry actually penned by the artist herself. Yeah. The irony is not wasted on me. SHEESH! In most contests, I say that there guidelines but that, if a poem delights me, those that stray from those guidelines may still place. I was more heavy handed with this contest, GO FIGURE! And Stephanie's entry was very well written, metaphoric and layered, but contained no rhyme. I actually bit my lips wondering what to do when I read it for the FIFTEENTH time... I chose to not place it, even though it is very very good. Serves me right. I need to follow instinct. I've been poo-pooed by some for playing too loose, being a "soft" judge. Well, lol, look what happened when I tried on a different hat and DIDN'T listen to myself? Never again. I will go back to judging my way, running contests my way. Thank GOODNESS that Stephanie is kind, has a sense of humour and is humble. Man, I am so fortunate to have run this contest and get the chance to communicate with this incredibly spirited woman. We've been chatting through emails... I will not share her poem, that is up to her!!! I respect privacy, whenever I can! More to follow...
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Date: 2/27/2014 12:58:00 PM
This is exciting and wonderful Cyndi!! Art in all forms, is connected by the spirit of creating. When I read a poem, I see a painting, and hear music, while reading the lyrics....... it is all wrapped up together in a beautiful package. Thank you for letting us know!
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Date: 2/28/2014 7:52:00 AM
i sooo agree with you, Carrie...writing isn't just about creating lines and figurative scenes...it's like you're dancing and singing at the same time everytime you read it...cries and laugh about it....everything in art is like a magic!!!! ..
Date: 2/27/2014 8:31:00 AM
I went and checked this out...very cool y'all! Proud of you here!!!!
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Date: 2/27/2014 7:51:00 AM
This truly is an honor to be included in her blog. Thanks so much for helping to make it happen by sponsoring the contest for us to get to know her work. I read her blog and liked very much the other artist that she blogged about beneath her showing of your winners' list. Definitely an awesome thing!! And she had even entered your contest?? Gosh, I need to check this out!!
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Date: 2/27/2014 3:37:00 AM
stephanie is sooo real!.. she even joined your contest, soul-sis.. now we can say we had a slice of poetic history.. thnaks to you.. awesome, cyn!.. huggs
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Date: 2/26/2014 10:15:00 PM
I went sis how cool! YES! Very kind and nice of her!
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Date: 2/26/2014 10:13:00 PM
Thank you for the kind words Cyndi . The wise advise too . Helen Dunmore lights my fire if I am only allowed to choose a modern poet . Love always Daz
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