Cynthia Brackett-Vincent is currently earning her MA in English/Creative Writing—Poetry at Southern New Hampshire University. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing with a minor in Psychology from the University of Maine at Farmington and an AA in Social Sciences (Quincy College, MA, where she served as an editor of Stepping Stone and a member of Phi Theta Kappa). As well, she studied English at Bridgewater State College in MA. Cynthia has served as Membership Chairperson of The Maine Poets Society. A Pushcart Prize nominated and award-winning poet, Cynthia has had over 100 poems published in such journals as Avocet, YankeeMagazine.com, and Ibbetson Street; in her chapbook, the 95 Poems; and the online journals, Mannequin Envy, The Orange Room Review, Pirene's Fountain and others. Her nonfiction and poetry appear abroad. She has served as co-editor of a 45-church district newsletter and she co-founded the Tidepool Poets of Plymouth, MA in 2001. Three of her articles appear in Educators as Writers: Publishing for Professional and Personal Development (Carol Smallwood, ed., Peter Lang, 2006). Among other honors, her poetry has received an Honorable Mention in New England Writers, a citation in the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, and Second Place twice in Maine Poets Society contests. Cynthia has judged poetry locally, regionally and nationally for such contests as the Writer's Digest annual writing competition. Cynthia gives poetry workshops focusing on inspiration and images and she has a special interest in bringing poetry to elementary students.
Publications and Prizes
Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012)
Questions About Home (Encircle Publications, 2014), The 95 Poems (Musclehead Press, 2005)
Avocet, Bear Creek Haiku, Cape Cod Poetry Review, Decanto, Ibbetson Street, Pirene's Fountain, Sandy River Review, Tapestries, The Orange Room Review, The Penmen Review, Yankee Magazine
Eagle Pond by Donald Hall, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott, Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver, The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron, The Breath of Parted Lips: Voices From the Robert Frost Place by CavanKerry Press
To name a very few: The Poisonwood Bible; I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; Blackbird House; Back When We Were Grownups; The Poetry Home Repair Manual; How to Haiku.
To name a few: Billy Collins; Linda Pastan; Syliva Plath; Robert Frost; Ted Kooser; Donald Hall; Wesley McNair; Mary Oliver; Barbara Kingsolver; Anita Shreve; Alice Hoffman; Anne Tyler; Rita Mae Brown.
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Listing last updated: November 12, 2016