Cynthia RoweCynthia Rowe was born in Melbourne, Australia. Graduate of Melbourne University, she has taught secondary and tertiary French and English in both Victoria and New South Wales. She has been awarded the degree of Writing Fellow of the Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW Inc.

She has spent time in France and the French territories, getting to know these places well, and was awarded a Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française by the French Ministry of Education.

Cynthia has published four Young Adult novels: Our Hollow Sofa, Ants in My Dreadlocks, Stinger in a Sugar Jar and Bad Grass [ read author research section ] - with a general fiction novel, Couscous Threads, released in March 2008. Her short stories have appeared in national magazines such as Woman’s Day, That’s Life!, Tarralla 5, Signatures, Positive Words, Blue Crow Magazine and Alliance Française magazine.

[ See Cynthia's list of awards here ]

She has been broadcast on National Community Radio.

Cynthia with Brook Emery at the Society of Women Writers meeting, September 2010Cynthia's poetry can be read in Atlas Poetica, bottle rockets, Chrysanthemum, Contemporary Haibun Online, Eucalypt: a tanka journal, Famous Reporter, FreeXpresSion, Haibun Today, Jack Stamm haiku anthology, Kokako, Modern English Tanka, Modern Haibun & Tanka Prose, Moonset: Literary Newspaper, Notes From the Gean, page seventeen, paper wasp: a journal of haiku, Poetrix, Positive Words, Shamrock Haiku Journal, Signatures, Simply Haiku, Stylus Poetry Journal, Tea Towel Tanka, The Heron’s Nest, 3Lights Journal of Haiku, Senryu & Tanka, Yellow Moon, and the FAWNS and The Haiku Foundation websites.

Her play, Not the Vice-Chancellor, was performed in the Short and Sweet Festival Sydney 2008.

Cynthia's hobbies are reading, gemology, SMSing her friends and watching French programmes on the satellite dish.

Currently she is Past President of the Bondi Writers’ Group, Immediate Past President of The Australian Haiku Society and Editor, Haiku Xpressions.


READ about Cynthia's book research here.