Donna Marie Merritt

Watertown, CT 06795

Author's Bio

Donna Marie Merritt is the author of six poetry books. Her newest is NO WINTER MAINTENANCE (April 2017). For more info, go to Donna's sixteenth children's book, HUSH THAT HULLABALOO, will be released on June 20, 2017. For more info, go to

Publications and Prizes

Cancer: A Caregiver's View
(Avalon Press, 2011)
, Her House and Other Poems
(Stairwell Books, 2013)
, No Winter Maintenance: Pass at Your Own Risk
(YBK Publishers, 2017)
, What's Wrong with Ordinary?
(Avalon Press, 2012)
Dear One: A Tribute to Lee Bennett Hopkins
(National Council of Teachers of English, 2009)
, Garbanzo Literary Journal, vol. 5
(Seraphemera Books, 2015)
, National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry
(National Geographic, 2015)
, One Minute till Bedtime
(Little, Brown & Co., 2016)
Book Links, Caduceus
Job Loss: A Journey in Poetry
(Avalon Press, 2010)
Prizes Won: 
Teachers’ Choice Award from LEARNING MAGAZINE for Big Book Math, 2009; Teachers’ Choice Award for Children’s Books, Math Matters, 2008; Teachers’ Choice Award for Big Book Science, 2007; YA Fiction Award, CHILDREN’S WRITER, 2005; Poetry Award from DIMENSIONS (college literary magazine), 1984

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Rome, NY
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Last updated: Apr 08, 2017