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underclassman, a poem I wrote
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 independent
collections as diverse as the Tall Grass Writers Guild’s Seasons
of Change, Metamorphosis Publishing’s Visions, Trigger Warning:
Poetry Saved My Life, Assisi: Online Journal of Arts & Letters,
The 5-2 Crime Poetry Weekly, and many more.
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 including Lee Bennett Hopkins’ Lullaby
and Kisses Sweet (Abrams Appleseed, 2015); J. Patrick Lewis’
The National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry (National
Geographic Children's Books, 2015); and Kenn Nesbitt's One
Minute Till Bedtime (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers,
2016), as well as several others.
My debut picture book, Flashlight Night (Boyd's Mills Press) is
scheduled for a Sept. 5, 2017 release, and Don't Ask a Dinosaur
(Pow! Kids Books), co-authored with Deborah Bruss, is
scheduled for a Spring 2018 release.
Matt (at) MattForrest (dot) com
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