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Contact Donna at dmarietm@gmail.com for info about school visits and poetry readings. Virtual visits, too!

Children's Books:

TOO-TALL TINA: http://a.co/i4dOs7W

TEENSY MEENSY MICE and HUSH THAT HULLABALOO: Out of print. Contact Donna for limited copies.

Poetry Books:

BIBLE POEMS:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1945099259/...

NO WINTER MAINTENANCE: http://a.co/2sFHi1S

WE WALK TOGETHER: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0990820068/...

HER HOUSE AND OTHER POEMS: http://www.stairwellbooks.co.uk/produ...

Merritt is also the author of the Poetry for Tough Times series: JOB LOSS, A JOURNEY IN POETRY; CANCER, A CAREGIVER'S VIEW; and WHAT'S WRONG WITH ORDINARY? Contact Hickory Stick Bookshop at 860-868-0525. Limited copies remaining.
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Donna Marie Merritt Hi, Cory! The best way for kids to learn about writing poetry is to read as much of it as they can (Silvertein, Prelutsky, J. Patrick Lewis, Sharon Cr…moreHi, Cory! The best way for kids to learn about writing poetry is to read as much of it as they can (Silvertein, Prelutsky, J. Patrick Lewis, Sharon Creech's LOVE THAT DOG, and on and on!). Books that I've used with students in the past that talk more about how to write poetry are POEM-MAKING: WAYS TO BEGIN WRITING POETRY by Myra Cohn Livingston, THE PLACE MY WORDS ARE LOOKING FOR, selected by Paul Janeczka (poets talk about how and why they write), POETRY WRITING HANDBOOK by Greta Barclay Lipson, and A WRITER'S NOTEBOOK: HOW TO WRITE POETRY by Kimberly Weinberger. Hope this list helps get you started. I love learning about young poets getting started!(less)
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What's Wrong with Ordinary?...

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Her House and Other Poems

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We Walk Together

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Bible Poems for Reflection ...

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JOB LOSS, A JOURNEY IN POETRY

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CANCER, A CAREGIVER'S VIEW

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My Wonderful Body

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Is It Likely to Happen?

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Amazing Scientists

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Let's Figure It Out!

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Poetic Inspiration from Charles Ghigna

This simple, sweet book is a great gift for any writer and, really, any reader. Dear Poet is not a long, formal instruction manual on writing (which can be a turn-off), but is instead a glimpse into the creative life. With short, memorable pieces, Charles offers advice, defines what a poem can be, and provides thought-provoking words of wisdom based on his many years as a poet. While it’s perfect

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David K. Leff did it all. He was a naturalist. Historian. Fire fighter. POET.

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This masterpiece takes us from the 1700s when we were ripping Native Americans from their land through slavery to the modern day, where we still haven't learned to eradicate discrimination and prejudice. It's detailed and nuanced, necessarily brutal ...more
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“We will never have a world free of violence until we teach our children to carry peace in their hearts, not guns in their hands.”
Donna Marie Merritt

“A house without books is like a room without windows.”
Horace Mann

“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”
Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades

“When you're a student of poetry, you're lucky if you don't realize how untalented you are until you get a little better. Otherwise, you would just stop.”
Tony Hoagland (Editor), Ploughshares

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
Fred Rogers

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
Albert Einstein




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message 4: by Donna

Donna Merritt Poetry Sales to Benefit Syrian Refugees: From now through Valentine's Day 2016, I am donating half my royalties from WE WALK TOGETHER to Save the Children's campaign for Syrian refugee children. All sales will be tracked by my publisher. Thanks for helping if you can! http://amzn.com/0990820068


message 3: by Donna

Donna Merritt THIS Friday is the LAST Friday of National Poetry Month. Please support poets by attending a reading, buying a book, reading a few poems, being there for your local indie... If you're in CT, please consider stopping by Byrd's Books in Bethel, CT, for a poetry reading at 7 PM on April 25 and to browse their marvelous selection. Poets and independent booksellers will not survive without YOU. Maybe it seems silly, but it truly is a huge thing. Poetry deserves to survive. It's important. It's life-changing. It's for the next generation.


message 2: by Donna

Donna Merritt Show your romantic side with poetry. Message me about signed copies of HER HOUSE or WHAT'S WRONG WITH ORDINARY in time for Valentine's Day. Free shipping for Goodreads friends.


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Donna Merritt Thankful for all my Goodreads friends! Hope you all had a joyous Thanksgiving with family & friends—and maybe with a good book as well. ;-)


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