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. For more info, go to

Donna is also the author of 17 children's books, including TEENSY MEENSY MICE. For more info, go to

Publications & Prizes

One Minute till Bedtime (Little, Brown & Co., 2016)
National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry (National Geographic, 2015)
Garbanzo Literary Journal, vol. 5 (Seraphemera Books, 2015)
Dear One: A Tribute to Lee Bennett Hopkins (National Council of Teachers of English, 2009)
No Winter Maintenance: Pass at Your Own Risk (YBK Publishers, 2017)
Her House and Other Poems (Stairwell Books, 2013)
What's Wrong with Ordinary? (Avalon Press, 2012)
Cancer: A Caregiver's View (Avalon Press, 2011)
Job Loss: A Journey in Poetry (Avalon Press, 2010)
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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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Last update: Feb 20, 2019