I have been fortunate to have had several children's poems published
in a number of books, as well as my forthcoming debut picture book,
Flashlight Night (Boyds Mills Press, Sept. 5, 2017):

You can also find some of my poetry in the following books:

The National Geographic Book of Nature                   Lullaby and Kisses Sweet (Abrams,
Poetry (National Geographic Children's                      2015); poem "First Tooth"
Books, Oct. 2015); poem “Rainbow                            (Read a review
Eucalyptus Trees”

Catch Your Breath: Writing Poignant                         The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations
Poetry by Laura Purdie Salas (Capstone,                  (Pomelo Books, 2015);
poem "Picky Eater"
2015); poems "Abandonment," "Voice"                      (Read a review HERE!)

Poems are Teachers: How Studying Poetry                  One Minute till Bedtime (Little, Brown Books
Strengthens Writing in All Genres (Heinemann,           for Young Readers, 2016); poem "A Visit
Oct., 2017); poem "Soccer Sides"                                 to the Forest"

The Best of Today's Little Ditty, 2014-2015                Dear Tomato: An International Crop of Food
(Michelle H. Barnes, 2016); poems "The Snow           & Nature Poems (Carol-Ann Hoyte, 2015);
Clouds Know," "...I write her name in my                     poems "Growing Greens," "Pumpkin," "Fair
notebook," "On Hailstones, Fibonacci                        is Fair (a Lesson in Free Trade)"
Numbers, and Equational Poetry"


"Don't Ask a Dinosaur" (w/Deborah Bruss, co-author) (Pow! Kids Books, Spring 2018)

School People (Boyds Mills Press/Wordsong, Spring 2018); poem “Bus Driver”

ALSO: Two additional children's poetry anthologies and an all-ages poetry anthology...
details hopefully soon!


Over the years, my adult-oriented poetry has found its way into various
journals and anthologies, as well, including the following...

- Trigger Warning: Poetry Saved My Life (Swimming with Elephants Publications, LLC,
2014); “Coming to Terms”
- Halcyon Magazine (Summer 2014); “Oceanside”
- The 5-2: Crime Poetry Weekly; (June 2013) “Flight,” (May 2014) “To the Accused”
- Seasons of Change (Tall Grass Writers Guild, 2011); “In the Glen”
- The Licking River Review (2011); “Purgatory”
- Assisi: Journal of Arts & Letters (2010); “Francis and the Saint”
- Visions (Metamorphosis Publishing, 1989); “Bantam, CT ( July 1989)”
- The Henniker Review (1984); “The Situation”
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