Mary Harwell Sayler

P.O. Box 62
Lake Como, FL 32157-0062

Author's Bio

Mary Harwell Sayler placed 35 books in all genres and over 2,500 poems, articles, devotionals, and children’s stories with traditional and indie publishers. In 2012 Hiraeth Press published Living in the Nature Poem, and in 2014 Kelsay Books published her Bible-based poems Outside Eden and book of nature poems for children Beach Songs & Wood Chimes. She released her poetry book Faces in a Crowd, and in 2017, Cladach Publishing published PRAISE! Later that year, Mary released her poetry book Lost in Faith. Besides discussing poetry on the Poetry Editor & Poetry blog, Mary continues to critique poems and children’s picture books for a small fee. She’s also written 3 Kindle e-books for poets and writers, and she maintains her website

Publications and Prizes

Beach Songs & Wood Chimes
(Kelsay Books, 2014)
, Living in the Nature Poem
(Hiraeth Press, 2012)
, Outside Eden: Mary Harwell Sayler: 9780615994864: Books
(Aldrich Press, 2014)
, Poetry: Taking Its Course
(Ocean Publishing, 2005)
(Cladach Publishing, 2017)
Bombshells: War Stories and Poems by Women on the Homefront
(OmniArts Press, 2007)
, Ekphrastia Gone Wild
(Ain't Got No Press, 2013)
, Flights of Fantasy
(Two Friends Publishing, 2009)
, Footprints
(Two Friends Publishing, 2005)
, Gratitude Prayers
(Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2013)
, Horizon: The Haiku Anthology
(, 2018)
, Journeys End
(Two Friends Publishing, 2010)
, Moments Of The Soul
(Spirit First, 2010)
, Sleep
(Red Claw Press, 2012)
, Textures
(Two Friends Publishing, 2006)
, vox poetica anthology
(unbound CONTENT, 2012)
, Wings of Icarus
(Icarus Press, 1999)
ALTARWORK,, 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, Rusty Nail, Wayfarer, The Whirlwind Review, Time of Singing, vox poetica, Wild Violet, Windhover, Wings of Icarus, Written River
WE: the people under God
(Finishing Line Press, 2017)
Prizes Won: 
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

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Living the Sabbath by Norman Wirzba
The Art of Poetry by Christine Perrin
Haiku & Senryu by Charlotte Digregorio
The Message by Eugene Peterson
Favorite Books: 
The Bible, especially the Psalms, and poetry anthologies by Norton, Paraclete Press and others; children's books
Favorite Authors: 
Mary Oliver, Charles Wright, Jori Graham, Wendell Berry

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Lewisburg, TN
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Orlando, FL
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Last updated: Aug 31, 2018