Cynthia Cechota (born Cynthia Ann Cechota, May 15, 1962, Joliet, Illinois, U.S.A.), American editor in financial services and haiku poet. Editor of the Haiku Dubuque group anthology. Won recognition in the Hawai‘i Education Association Contests, the Francine Porad Awards, and the Robert Frost Poetry Festival Haiku Contest. Haiku and haibun have appeared in major North American journals and anthologized in Kamesan’s World Haiku Anthology on War, Violence and Human Rights Violation, Haiku 2014 and Haiku 2015, and Haiku Society of America members’ anthologies. Resides in Dubuque, Iowa.