Published Writing

Buy my newest collections by contacting me:

or from my publisher Lily Poetry Review Books

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and from this publisher: With a Polaroid Camera!

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or my previous two books:


To order: Notes From a Nomad, nominated for the Massachusetts Book Awards 2018


To order: The Human Contract

Links to published individual poems:

Nina McLaughlin’s writing about Now These Three Remain in The Boston Globe

“There is a Story” Sky Island Journal

“Now Apparent” scissors & spackle

“He Saved Blue” scissors & spackle

“Wedding Dress Shopping on Mothers’Day 2022” Silver Birch Press

Recent fun interview with Naomi Tomlin at Carve Magazine where my poem “Unable to Imagine Myself as a Mother” is published.

“Inhabiting an Ant” Autumn Sky Poetry

“The Landscape Emerging” Radar Poetry (you can hear me read it as well 🙂 )

“Creation Myth” & “Pieces of Paradise” The Lake

“To Know” & “I Wish I Had My Own Moon” Virtual-Verse

“Winter” Split Rock Review

“Making Sense” Press Pause Press

“Finding You” Mom Egg Review VOX folio

“After Two Years of Reading Heather Cox Richardson”

“Knowing & Unknowing” Front Porch Review

“Field Birds After the Rain” SWWIM

“The Industry of Us” & “All You Cannot See” Kosmos: journal for global transformation

“Our Holy Symbols Need Attention” One Art: a journal of poetry

“Abundance” Persimmon Tree

“The Gravity of Below” TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics

“Obsession” reprinted by Writing in a Woman’s Voice

“In Search Of” Gleam: Journal of the Cadralor

“Departure Language” Hare’s Paw Literary Review

“One Thing I Didn’t Know Before” Literary Mama

“Giving Thanks” Midway Journal

“Forgiveness Attire” Quartet Journal

“A Vanishing” Rogue Agent

“To Follow Undisciplined Ink or Having Many Things to Carry” The Rail/Derailleur Press

“It May Be Up To Us” Mom Egg Review, MER VOX Folio

“Readiness in an Unpredictable World” Poets Reading the News

“In the Realm of Fear” Pangyrus

     (also nominated for a Pushcart)

“Post-Covid Wedding Planning,” “Inauguration 2021,” & “In the Beginning” Lunch Ticket/Amuse-Bouche

“Obsession” Literary North, Constellation: Seed

“The Color of Monks’ Robes,” “Riddles,” “The First Place,” & “Where We Might Go” 433

“What is Unseeable & Real” + “Not-Mothering & Mothering” Mom Egg Review MER VOX Folio Healing and Recovery

“Bullseye” One Sentence Poems

“Kindling” The Sandy River Review

Two poems selected by Iron Horse Literary Review for their annual National Poetry Month competition, one a finalist, one a semi-finalist

“Night Work” One Art: A Journal of Poetry

“All She Never Said” Sky Island Journal

“Ghost Clouds,” “To Lift the Window,” & “Translating Myself” Buddhist Poetry Review

“After the Fracture,” “Stone Work,” & “Letterpressing in Autumn, 2020” Indolent Books, Transition: Poems in the Afterglow

“After Her Third Wedding This Summer My Thirty-Year-Old Daughter is Wondering” Nixes Mate

“We Have Permission” Pangyrus

“I am from the Church of Human Hands” Mass Poetry series The Hard Work of Hope

“Counterfactual Wishing” New Verse News

“We Were Here” Typishly

“Skinhunger” Mom Egg Review (Isolation folio)

“That What It Is” Wax Poetry’s 45 Poems of Protest: The Pandemic

“Confession” The Literary Nest

“Squall” Free State Review

“The History of Mathmatics” 300 Days of Sun, spring 2020 issue

“The Elephant on the Earth” What Rough Beast April 4, 2020

“I am From the Church of Human Hands” Rattle March 8, 2020

“Now a Hospice Volunteer” SWWIM

“Now I Let You Go” Mothers Always Write

Pippi Longstocking” Mothers Always Write

“Ecosystems” The Writer’s Almanac

“A Moral Universe” SWWIM

“The Recipe Said ‘Rustic Tart'” Typishly

“Subject: Death” Prometheus Dreaming

“Blessing For My Daughter Leaving For School” Moms on Poetry

“Speaking to Rilke,” “Red Speaks Deep,” & “On the Bank” isacoustic

“I Haven’t Been Entirely Idle” Algebra of Owls

“Calligraphy” Sky Island Journal

“{yonder animalsfromtheneckdown}” The Sunday Poet

“Newsworthy” One Sentence Poems

“For Me: Talking With God” Panoplyzine

“A Dowry to Us” Formidable Woman

“Penobscot Bay,” “About to Lift Off from the Tarmac,” + “With a Polaroid Camera” Wanderlust-Journal

“Foxes” SWWIM

“The Mirror on My Handle Bars” Willawaw Journal

“The Rwanda Discovery Hostel,” “Rishikesh,” & “Samye Monastery” Modern Literature

“After School” Runcible Spoon

“My Twenty-Seven-Year-Old Daughter Back Home for a Few Months” Literary Mama 

“Rwanda After Twenty-Four Years” + “Flora & Fauna in Rwanda” Tuck Magazine

“Summer,” “To Be an Etch-A-Sketch,” “The Art of Being,” “Accidental Uncoverings,” & “This is a Plan” Adelaide Literary Magazine

“Birds of America” Cold Creek Review

“On That Continent” WORDPEACE

Always More” SWWIM

“A Crash” What Rough Beast

“A Voice Tucked Away” The Sewanee Review

“Bartering,” “What’s Below,” & “To Contemplate the Motion” The Mockingheart Review

“Directions to My Muse” Poetry Breakfast

“On the Way to Perry Park” Autumn Sky Poetry Daily

“The Bosphorus” Figroot Press

“Princess Phone” Front Porch Journal

“From Death” Whale Road Review

“Wingless” Penn Review

“Mythic Digging” Damfino Press

“Setting the Sun,” “Wanting a Tattoo,” & “A Different Direction” The Sunlight Press

“Dawn” Panoplyzine

“Morning in the Rwandan Hostel” the immix

“Go Count the First Seven Stars” The Pedestal Magazine

“The Human Contract” Oddball Magazine

“If I Rise” Silver Birch Press

“Fierce” Mothers Always Write

“Lord & Taylor” Mothers Always Write

“Avalanche,” “Angelology,” “The Last Page of The New Yorker,” “Why We Stay,” “Fortune Telling” Litbreak Magazine

“Ecosystems” WCAI

“1954” Damfino Press

“For Light” Indolent Books

Teachers and Writers Magazine: “Just Write”

Interviews & Reviews of books:

With a Polaroid Camera review by Jeanne Griggs

With a Polaroid Camera review by Glynn Young at Tweetspeak

An interview on YouTube with Al Black & Tim Conroy on Chewing the Gristle

Interview with Frances Donovan on Garden of Words

Notes From a Nomad review by Laura DiNovis Berry

The Human Contract review by Laura DiNovis Berry

The Human Contract book review by Alexandra Umlas

Poem nominated for Best of Net 2017 by Mothers Always Write

Review of The Human Contract by Janet McCann in Mom Egg Review

Interview with E.B. Bartels for Fiction Advocate.

Interview with Nicole Rollender on her blog, Carpe Noctem.

Poems have appeared in these print journals, reviews, magazines, and book anthologies:


The Main Street Rag

West Trade Review

The Comstock Review

Snapdragon Magazine

Bloodroot Literary Magazine

Necessity is a Mother: Toolbox Tales When All Else Fails

Mothering Magazine

Byline Magazine

Potato Hill Magazine

The Senior Times

Broken Bridge Review

Rough Places Plain: poems of the mountains