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Cyndi MacMillan's first mystery will be published by Crooked Lane Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, Spring 2023. The book (working title, 'Dirty Little Secret) could be described as 'Jane Erye meets The Da Vinci Code.'  It is a genre-blending gothic suspense, and the main character is an art conservator hired to solve a cold case.  

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/720350/dirty-little-secret-by-cyndi-macmillan/9781639103256


Cyndi's "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 short 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 will continue to occasionally submit work to poetry magazines.  But right now, her attention is focused on her next novel. 

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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RESOURCE LINKS TO POETRY JOURNALS & EXCELLENT POETRY ARTICLES. HELP YOURSELF :)

Blog Posted:6/12/2017 5:27:00 PM

This is a blog filled with resource links for those who would like to explore free verse. 

I've included links to both journals and good articles on poetics.

 

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Here are some good journals that feature contemporary poetry written by living, breathing poets  (yes!  they exist beyond Poetrysoup!)

If we don’t want poetry to die, then as poets we need to read more than just dead poets (yeah, yeah, I know that Dead Poet’s Society was a great film... but if we are to keep poetry alive and well, we must read work written after Y2K, too (note I said TOO. We can read past works as well as current works!)

These are some of my faves, but they may not be yours... below this list is a link to the Poets & Writers cool database on literary journals.  The database has THOUSANDS of magazines.  I bet there is a journal out there that YOU would like :)

I’m not suggesting you read all of these.  I’m not even suggesting you read ANY of these.  I’m just supplying some cool links.

I will say this:  if you read just ONE recently published poem (or one article) a day, you will better understand free verse poetry, your skills will improve and you will gain insight and confidence. 

Okay... The Journals:

Rattle Magazine has an eclectic mix of poetry worth exploring

http://www.rattle.com/

 

Contemporary Verse 2 (CV2)

http://www.contemporaryverse2.ca/en/poetry

 

The Maynard

http://www.themaynard.org/index.php

 

Thrush Poetry Journal

 

http://www.thrushpoetryjournal.com/

 

The Adirondack Review

http://www.theadirondackreview.com/

 

The Brooklyn Quarterly, literary journal

http://brooklynquarterly.org/

 

Contrary Magazine

http://contrarymagazine.com/

 

The Puritan (Literary Journal)

http://puritan-magazine.com/

 

The Bluebonnet Review

http://www.bluebonnetreview.com/poetry/

 

The American Journal of Poetry

http://www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com/

 

Assisi Journal

 

 http://www.sfc.edu/uploaded/documents/academics/AssisiInauguralIssue.pdf

 

Boxcar Poetry Review

http://www.boxcarpoetry.com/main_037.html

 

Cordite Poetry Review (Australia)

http://cordite.org.au/content/poetry/notheme6/

 

The Fieldstone Review

http://fieldstonereview.usask.ca/

 

The New Quarterly (Archived Issues!)

https://tnq.ca/story/lines-regret-written-alexander-macleod-short-funeral-visitation/

 

Euphony Magazine

https://euphonyjournal.org/current-issue/

 

Lunchticket Journal

http://lunchticket.org/summerfall-2017/

 

 

Meadow (the literary and arts journal of Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada.)

http://www.tmcc.edu/meadow/

 

Memorious Journal

http://www.memorious.org/?issue=27

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Here is a fantastic free resource to find more literary journals.  Something for everyone.  Some are even dedicated to FORMS ;)  If you don’t like any of the above, there are thousands to peruse through. 

Some are print and can cost $8.00 - $40

But there are many free online journals.

Remember, free journal=poets paid nothing. 

POETS & WRITERS LIST OF LITERARY MAGAZINES

https://www.pw.org/literary_magazines?field_genres_value=Poetry&taxonomy_vocabulary_20_tid=All&simsubs=All&items_per_page=25

 

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HERE ARE SOME LINKS TO POETRY DEVICES AND SOME OTHER GOOD ARTICLES ABOUT POETRY IN GENERAL. 

Poetic devices and attributes:

http://www.chaparralpoets.org/devices.pdf

https://highered.mheducation.com/sites/0072405228/student_view0/poetic_glossary.html

 

On improving your writing

http://www.rosslaird.com/blog/steps-to-better-writing/

 

On Figurative language

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/great-figure-figurative-language

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/resources/learning/articles/detail/70215

 

On Evoking Emotion

http://thewritepractice.com/evoke-emotions/

 

On free verse line and stanza breaks

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/video-breaking-line-breaking-narrative

https://davehood59.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/writing-free-verse-poetry-stanza-line-break-style/

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/resources/learning/articles/detail/70144

 (with Sharon Olds!)

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/video-breaking-line-breaking-narrative

 

Types of Free Verse

https://davehood59.wordpress.com/tag/types-of-free-verse/

 

Editing/Revising -- How to improve your poetry

http://mariahewilsonpoet.tumblr.com/post/78618086875/three-simple-tips-to-improve-your-poetry

https://www.writing.ie/resources/advice-on-editing-poetry-by-grace-wells/

http://suture.deviantart.com/art/Tips-For-Editing-Poetry-24179464

https://magmapoetry.com/25-rules-for-editing-poems/

http://mahi-fish.deviantart.com/art/Poetry-Self-Edit-Checklist-251848581

 

On Comprehending Esoteric Poetry

http://web.uvic.ca/~englblog/closereading/



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Date: 6/13/2017 11:13:00 AM
Thanks Cyndi--you know what's strange is that, since I was born in '48, most every poem I was exposed to was written in rhyme and meter and had committed many to memory like the first verse of Longfellow's Paul Revere's Ride which I still remember to this day, and others as well so you might think my oldest poems would be written that way, but almost all are written in free verse very similar to the poems you showed in your other blog. I never gave it much thought then, I just wrote my perceptions and it was easier for me to flow instead of being restricted by rhyme and meter though much later I found it fun to toss in some other elements if I thought myself and the reader might enjoy.
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Date: 6/13/2017 1:02:00 PM
Shhhh... one of my favourite poems ;)www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/47546 Elizabeth Barrett Brown, Edna St Vincent Millay and our very own Elizabeth Wesley, Nette Onclaud and Chan Hurst are some of favourite rhymers. Rhyme can be deep and musical. xoxox
Date: 6/12/2017 5:47:00 PM
Wow !! thank you will check into them
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Date: 6/12/2017 6:49:00 PM
:) Nice to see you, Eve. Cheers!

My Past Blog Posts

 
A WRITER'S DREAM COME TRUE
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WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS? OPEN DISCUSSION.
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POET PUB: LET THERE BE LIGHT... (and poetics, friendly disagreements, shared observations and hot apple cider...)
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5 PROOF BLOG. IF YOU ENTERED A POEM, PLEASE READ THIS. JOIN IN ON THE DISCUSSION.
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THE POET PUB, GRAND OPENING, NO WIFI, WARM SEATS
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CONTEST: 5 PROOF: FREE VERSE THAT SHOWS IT AIN'T NO PROSE
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A CLOSER LOOK AT PUNCTUATION. SOME, PLENTY, NONE.
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WORK WORK WORK! WAY TO GO! AND HOW TO USE AN ELLIPSIS.
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FARMHOUSE: Uncommon word pairings poem #2
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WHATTA PAIR YOU GOT THERE: A WORKSHOP ON IMAGERY AND WORD PAIRINGS
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MEMORIAL TRIBUTE ON THE CONTEST PAGE: A WORD COLLAGE FOR CHAN. PLEASE, Take up the challenge. <3
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
9/20/2018 THE YIELD Free versemoving on,peace,sleep,
10/20/2017 DINNER GUEST: ME Free verseemotions,longing,rude,
9/20/2017 TOOTHSOME Free verselife,poetry,writing,
9/5/2017 THE SAN ANTONIO NIGHT CROSSING Free versechange,death,immigration,
8/23/2017 TURNING THE OTHER CHEEK Free versechristian,hate,people,
8/16/2017 Whatever happened to the real poets Free versepoetry,political,society,
6/18/2017 FETAL POSITION IN THE ER Sestinadeath,heartbreak,my child
6/7/2017 WELL UNDERSTOOD Free versefeelings,language,people,
6/4/2017 I'D RATHER WRITE ABOUT Free versepoetry,writing,,memorial,
5/19/2017 The Palm-Chats of Jalousie, Haiti Free verseanalogy,bird,humanity,lif
5/4/2017 WATER, WATER Free verseafrica,sympathy,
11/18/2016 WE, NASTY WOMEN Ekphrasisallegory,history,politica
5/22/2016 THE CHRONICLES OF A PHONOPHOBIC Free versefear,life,people,
5/6/2015 TAIL SPIN, REVISED Free versecourage,fear,love hurts,
11/10/2014 CHAN Free versefriend,goodbye,
1/31/2014 JOURNEY COMPANIONS: THE FRIEND SONNETS PART II Sonnetfriend,hero,places,poetry
1/29/2014 DIVINE STEEPLES Sonnetfriend,love,places,poetry
1/26/2014 MUSE Sonnetfriend,love,places,poetry

My Photos


Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Ten Little Toes Rhymedaughter,lifeold,old,gran
Woodland Rhapsody Quatraininspirational,
Contradicting Keats Sonnetintrospection,life
Surrender to Love Rhymeloveme,
A Totum Pole Ode Concretenative american,people,
MORE DREAMS TO ROW Rhymeinspirational,life,
When the Tab Comes Due Free verseinspirational,introspecti
Lighting My Candle From Within Quintain (English)caregiving,introspection,
The Kirk by the Sea Coupletnostalgia,religion,love,
Moonlight on the Ward Chokahealth,life,
Nocturnal Poetry Rhymeimagination,life,poetry,
Slumber Epicdedication,slam,
FROSTY NIGHT STROLL Coupletinspirational,seasons,
Our Thanksgiving Light Verseholiday,
My Country 'Tis of Thee Ethereepeace,
A New Star Shines Above Hawaii Rhymededication,music,
Monarch of Summer Haibunanimals,devotion,inspirat
Untouched Rhymeforgiveness,me,me,
Beaucoup Blooms Terza Rimanature,spring,spring,
On Heaven's Doorway Narrativeinspirational,life,care,c
WALKING ON FAITH Versefaith,children,
Sleepless Nights Narrativeangst,imagination,mystery
Another Face Rhymelost love,
Paired Parings Balladchildhood,
friend to friend Haikupeople,philosophy,
Calligraphy Verseon writing and words,
Cyndi Sonnetdedication,
Night Comes Rhymetime,
Without Hope's Gleam Terzanelleflower,hope,joy,paradise,
When Your Dead YOUR Dead Rhymefriendship,love,wife,
Chamber Music Chopped Blank versemusic,
Down Fall Italian Sonnetbeautiful,miracle,nature,
after my prayer Haikuinspirational,
God Forbid Coupletangst,devotion,write,life
To Kashinath and Cyndi Rhymededication,devotion,frien
CHERISHED Sonnetlove,peace,
To Love Myself Sonnetlove,new year,self,
The Byway Rhymecare,
Onward Christian Soldiers Rhyme 
Bliss State Quatrainfaith,
Westward Movement Free versedevotion,love,peace,
The Rocking Chair Rhymechild,christmas,sister,
A tribute to Leonora G Dramatic Versedeath,deep,evil,sorrow,st
Release Free verseencouraging,grief,hope,st
IN THE MOOD Light Verseadventure,woman,
IN STILLNESS Free versechange,life,
To the Rescue Rhymesnow,
BEYOND TEARS Rhymechild,encouraging,hope,,L
Dewberry Cobbler Haibungrowing up,
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis Epicabuse,analogy,art,corrupt
Within Reason- Maurice Yvonne and Seren Roberts Verselife,
Softly Sonnetpoetry,
CANDLES OF YOUR FINGERS Light Versedeath,memory,missing you,
The Skeletons And Songs Of Samsara - 1 Crown of Sonnetsbirth,death,life,
Inner City Free versecity,
MY OWN WAY Free verseadventure,life,self,

Fav Poets

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Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Caryl Muzzey United States Flag United States Read
Joe Flach United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Poet Tacito United States Flag United States Read
elizabeth wesley Canada Flag Canada Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
kathryn collins United States Flag United States Read
David Williams United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
Francine Roberts Canada Flag Canada Read
Faye Gibson United States Flag United States Read
Hannington Mumo Kenya Flag Kenya Read
Lora Robinson United States Flag United States Read
John lawless United States Flag United States Read
Keith Trestrail Trinidad and Tobago Flag Trinidad and Tobago Read
kabuteng P.iNk k. Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Roy Jerden United States Flag United States Read
ANTHONY MARK United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Brian Strand United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Charlotte Puddifoot United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Joann Grisetti United States Flag United States Read
Painted Hunter United States Flag United States Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Tim Ryerson United States Flag United States Read
olusegun Arowolo Nigeria Flag Nigeria Read
Becca Teagan United States Flag United States Read
Royal Ninja United States Flag United States Read
Justin Bordner United States Flag United States Read
Garth von Buchholz Canada Flag Canada Read
Jim Howe United States Flag United States Read
Shronda Wilson United States Flag United States Read
Sneha RV India Flag India Read
Agnes Krampe United States Flag United States Read