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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, but it's my love of children's poetry - writing it and
teaching it - that truly motivates me.
In 2012, my poem, "Apple Stealing" was nominated by the Young
Adult Review Network (YARN) for a prestigious Pushcart Prize;
another poem, "Stone-Kicking," was selected for inclusion in the
Donald Hall tribute anthology, "Except for Love" (Encircle Pub.);
and in 2019 I received the MacGregor Poetry Prize, coordinated
by the Derry (NH) Public Library and the Robert Frost Farm board
Mills & Kane, 2017), Don't Ask a Dinosaur (POW! Kids, 2018), and
Once Upon Another Time (Beaming Books, 2021), you can find my
children's poetry in various anthologies like Lee Bennett
Hopkins’ School People and Construction People (Wordsong,
2018/2020), J. Patrick Lewis’ The National Geographic Book of
Nature Poetry and The Poetry of US (National Geographic
Children's Books, 2015/2018) and even 'Highlights for Children'
Find out more about all the books I've been a part of HERE.
Matt (at) MattForrest (dot) com
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"A rousing read"
STARRED REVIEW from Kirkus
NY Public Library’s
“100 Best Books for Kids 2017”
Kansas NEA Reading Circle
Finalist, NH Literary Awards 2019
|"Rollicking rhyme!" - Booklist
"A wild romp!" - Parenting New
Hampshire Magazine 'Summer
- Unleashing Readers
"4 out of 5 stars" - Tulsa Book