Cynthia Brackett-Vincent, founder and pubisher/editor of the Aurorean poetry journal since 1995, 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. She has completed graduate courses in English and Poetry Writing at Southern New Hampshire University.
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), frogpond, Ibbetson Street, and Yankee; 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.