Cindy Mackenzie

Associate Professor
B.A., B.E.A.D. (French); B.A. Honours (English), M.A. U of R; Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder


Research interests

  • 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson
  • Contemporary American Women poets
  • Poetics
  • Editing



Poetry of Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Frost; Romantic poetry; Gender theories; Poetics; Nineteenth-century American literature

Cindy MacKenzie has taught at the University of Regina since 1988.   She teaches undergraduate courses in poetry, expository essay writing, literature and the environment, and American women’s literature. And graduate courses in Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Robert Frost as well as Nineteenth-century American women’s fiction.   She has received the Inspiring Teaching Award from the Teaching Development Center at the University of Regina in 1996 and 2006. 

She was chair of the Saskatchewan Book Awards from 1997-2002 and has served on the Board of the Emily Dickinson International Society from 2005 to 2010. She is currently the editor of the Scholars Series in the Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin.  

Cindy has authored A Concordance to the Letters of Emily Dickinson (Colorado UP, 2000); Wider Than the Sky: Essays and Meditations on the Healing Power of Emily Dickinson, (Kent State UP, 2009); Reading Emily Dickinson’s Letters, (UMass Press, 2011).  Wider Than the Sky was translated into Japanese by Dr. Naoki Onishi, Associate Professor of American Literature and American Studies at the International Christian University in Tokyo (Sairyu-Sha Publishing House, 2012).

She has written book chapters and encyclopedic entries in print and on-line American anthologies, numerous reviews of Canadian literary publications in Books in Canada and reviews of scholarly works of Emily Dickinson in the Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin and the Emily Dickinson Journal.

"Books in Canada" book reviews

Emily Dickinson Scholars Registry Books in Canada