Cynthia Neely, is the author of three chapbooks, Broken Water (winner of the Hazel Lipa Prize from Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment), Passing Through Blue Earth (winner of the Bright Hill Press Chapbook Contest) and Hopewell Bay (chosen for the limited edition Summer Kitchen Series by Seven Kitchens Press) Her full-length book, Flight Path, was a finalist in the Aldrich Press book contest.
Her poetry appears in many journals including Floating Bridge Press – Pontoon (co-winner of the 2017 Paula Jones Gardiner Memorial Award), Bellevue Literary Review (runner up for the Jan and Marica Vilcek Prize as judged by Marie Ponsot), Crab Creek Review, Raven Chronicles and Terrain.org. and in several anthologies. Her essay work appears in The Writers’ Chronicle, Terrain.org and Cutthroat Journal (runner up for the Barry Lopez prize in Creative Non-fiction.)
She holds a BA in art from Goddard College and an MFA in poetry from Pacific University.