"Olivia’s writing is emotionally and intellectually complex and posseses a resonance that is never tawdry or indulgent. Lyrically driven yet fully grounded, her voice is edgy and smart and she is pushing towards a poetry that speaks in a unique and vibrant way."
"Olivia writes with a wisdom that is beyond her years. The story I remember most is one in which she reflected on an old journal entry about a past love. She is a highly reflective writer with the ability to write lines that follow you long after you have read her piece. There was one line in particular that described the relationship in the story as ‘selfish.’ I have thought back to this description occasionally as I’ve lived and wrote. I believe this is the mark of a good writer, being able to write something specific to you that is also eerily relatable to anyone who reads it. And Olivia Cyr is one of the best I know from my time as a Creative Writing undergrad in her class."
Welcome to the official website of Olivia Cyr, nationally published poet and nonfiction writer. This site is home to the author's complete archive of publications, sneak peeks of new content, the latest news about forthcoming works, and is the best place to keep in touch with Olivia and other readers.
As a teenager, I was sure I'd be a novelist by sixteen. Maybe that was a pipe dream, because the real dream-come-true is being able to share this platform with my readers. I am a graduate of U Maine at Farmington with a dual BFA in English and Creative Writing and a minor in Women's & Gender Studies. I owe a lot of my success to my alma mater and my beloved colleagues.
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