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Mary Harwell Sayler

Author's Bio

Mary Harwell Sayler has placed 27 traditionally and indie published books with Christian, educational, or Indie publishers and over 2,000 poems, articles, devotionals, and children’s stories in journals, e-zines, and anthologies. In 2012 Hiraeth Press published Living in the Nature Poem and, in 2014, released it as an e-book. Also in 2014 Kelsay Books published her Bible-based poems Outside Eden and book of nature poems for children, Beach Songs & Wood Chimes. In addition, Mary has self-published 3 Kindle e-books for poets and writers: Christian Writers’ Guide, Poetry Dictionary For Children & For Fun, and Christian Poet’s Guide to Writing Poetry. For a small fee, she critiques poems, picture books, and book proposals through her website. Her most recent book of poetry, Faces in a Crowd, observes people and relationships.

Publications and Prizes

Beach Songs & Wood Chimes (Kelsay Books, 2014), Outside Eden: Mary Harwell Sayler: 9780615994864: Amazon.com: Books (Aldrich Press, 2014), Living in the Nature Poem (Hiraeth Press, 2012), Poetry: Taking Its Course (Ocean Publishing, 2005)
Ekphrastia Gone Wild (Ain't Got No Press, 2013), Gratitude Prayers (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2013), Sleep (Red Claw Press, 2012), vox poetica anthology (unbound CONTENT, 2012), Journeys End (Two Friends Publishing, 2010), Moments Of The Soul (Spirit First, 2010), Flights of Fantasy (Two Friends Publishing, 2009), Bombshells: War Stories and Poems by Women on the Homefront (OmniArts Press, 2007), Textures (Two Friends Publishing, 2006), Footprints (Two Friends Publishing, 2005), Wings of Icarus (Icarus Press, 1999)
anderbo.com, Anglican Theological Review, Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts, and Humanities, Bridges: A Jewish Feminist Journal, Broken Streets, Byline, Capper's, Catholic Exchange, Catholic Lane, Central Florida Episcopalian, Cerise Press, Chest, Contemporary Literary Horizon, Creekwalker, Crux Literary Journal, Dovetail, Failed Haiku, God and Nature, Haiku Journal, Hedgerow: A Journal of Small Poems, International War Veterans Poetry Archives, Kalliope, Mediphors, Moonshot Magazine, National Catholic Reporter, Once Upon a Time, Penwood Review, Poetry Nook Magazine, Poetry Pacific, Princeton Arts Review, Rattle, Ruminate, Saint Katherine Review, Slow Trains, The Barefoot Review, The Literati Quarterly, The Pegasus Review, The Prose-Poem Project, The Rusty Nail, The Wayfarer: A Journal of Contemplative Literature, The Whirlwind Review, Time of Singing, vox poetica, Wild Violet, Windhover, Wings of Icarus, Written River
Opening poem in Living in the Nature Poem was nominated for a Pushcart Prize; 2000-2010 poetry featured by local chapters of national groups; 2006 poetry-prefaced life-health encyclopedia awarded an ALA "Nonfiction Academic Favorite" for the year by the American Library Association

Mary Harwell Sayler Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Paraclete Poetry Anthology by Mark S. Burrows, Editor, The Best American Poetry 2016 by David Lehman, Edward Hirsch, Editors, Haiku & Senryu by Charlotte Digregorio, The Yearning Life by Regina Walton, Remembering Softly by Catherine Lawton
Favorite Books:
Bible; Paraclete Poetry Anthology; Poets Reading: The Field Symposia; Great American Prose Poems; Norton Anthology of Poetry
Favorite Authors:
Mary Oliver, Pattiann Rogers, Wendall Berry, Charles Wright, Gary Snyder, T.S. Eliot, Tomas Transtromer, children's poets, biblical poets

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Listing last updated: January 2, 2017

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Poet, Spoken Word Artist
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Lewisburg, TN
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