Cynthia Brackett-Vincent, founder and pubisher/editor of the Aurorean poetry journal since 1995, is currently earning her MA in English at the University of Southern New Hampshire, and 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 served as Membership Chairperson of The Maine Poets Society from 2010–2013. A Pushcart Prize nominated and award-winning poet, Cynthia has had over 100 poems published in such journals as Avocet, Cape Cod Poetry Review, Decanto (United Kingdom), Yankee, and Ibbetson Street; in her chapbooks, Questions About Home, and the 95 Poems; and in the online journals, Mannequin Envy, The Orange Room Review, The Penman Review, Pirene’s Fountain and others. Her nonfiction and poetry appear abroad. In 2001, she co-founded the Tidepool Poets of Plymouth, MA. Cynthia has judged poetry locally, regionally and nationally for such contests as the Writer’s Digest annual writing competition. Her co-edited anthology, Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012) was named “One of 100 Best Books for Writers” by Poets & Writers magazine. Cynthia received a Norton Island Residency in Poetry in 2016.
Cynthia offers poetry workshops in a variety of settings, as well as poetry critiquing, and full manuscript editing. She makes her home in rural Maine with her graphic designer husband, Eddie.