Cynthia Brackett-Vincent
Questions About Home by Maine poet Cynthia Brackett-Vincent

Cynthia Brackett-Vincent

Cynthia Brackett-Vincent's poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She has published and edited the Aurorean poetry journal since 1995. The Aurorean has published over 1,200 poets worldwide. Cynthia has had over 100 of her own poems and nonfiction published in the United States and abroad in such journals as Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems, Decanto (United Kingdom), Ibbetson Street, and Yankee; in her chapbook, the 95 Poems; and the online journals Mannequin Envy, The Orange Room Review, The Penmen Review, Pirene's Fountain, and others. She has poetry forthcoming in First Water: The Best of Pirene's Fountain and a YA anthology from Inkception Books. Her 2012 co-edited anthology, Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland) was named "One of 100 Best Books for Writers" by Poets & Writers. Her newest poetry book is Questions About Home.

She is earning an MA in English/Creative Writing (Poetry) from Southern New Hampshire University, holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maine at Farmington, as well as an AA in Social Sciences (Quincy College, MA, where she served as an editor of Stepping Stone and a member of Phi Theta Kappa). She studied English at Bridgewater State College as well.

Brackett-Vincent served as Membership Chairperson of the Maine Poets Society from 2010–2013. She co-founded the Tidepool Poets of Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 2001. Three of her articles appear in Educators as Writers: Publishing for Professional and Personal Development (Carol Smallwood, ed., Peter Lang, 2006). She has judged poetry locally, regionally, and nationally for such contests as the Writer's Digest annual writing competition. She offers "The Poet In You" workshops through such venues as the University of Maine Senior College program, the Maine Adult Education system, and to individuals
and groups. She also offers individual poetry critiquing.

Originally from the South Shore of Massachusetts, she lives near Farmington, Maine, with her husband, Eddie, of ENC Graphics Servies (specializing in book covers and design), and their three rescue cats. She enjoys being a grandmother, and likes to bicycle, hike, and snowshoe.