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A brief history of Matt...
was selected for inclusion in a local college's literary magazine
and that was all it took to get me rolling! Over the years, I've had
numerous adult-oriented poems published in various journals
and books, and in 2012, one of my poems, "Apple Stealing
was nominated by the Young Adult Review Network (YARN) for a
prestigious Pushcart Prize.
Illustrators (SCBWI) and you can find my poetry in various
children's anthologies like Lee Bennett Hopkins’ School People
(Wordsong, 2018) and J. Patrick Lewis’ The National Geographic
Book of Nature Poetry (National Geographic Children's Books,
2015) as well as "Highlights" magazine.
Matt (at) MattForrest (dot) com
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