The Poetry of Mary K. O'Melveny

LIST of Publications





Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal(Western New Mexico University) : “Diagnosis”

( Dec. 2015)


The Write Place at the Write Time: “Gravestones”  (Feb. 2016)


GFT Press:  “Testing the Limits of Art” (April 2016)


Vilas Avenue: “Prairie”  (May 2016)


FLARE:  The Flagler Review: “The Myth of Susiya”  (May 2016)


Allegro Poetry Magazine:   “Snow Frieze” (June 2016)


Into the Void:  “Perseid Meteor Shower” (September 2016)


Birds Piled Loosely Press “Who Want the World Like It Is?”

An Election Anthology: “Canvassing”   (January 2017)


The Offbeat, Vol. 17: “Star Wars (From A to Z)” and “Goldilocks And…” ( May 2017)


 “The ABCs of Revolution”  published on January 30, 2017 on the blog site 


The Raven’s Perch:  “Rage,” “Evening Star,”  “Evening Star II” and “Standing Rock: November 2016” (January, 2017)


The Raven’s Perch:  “The Unbearable Whiteness of Being”  (February, 2017)


The Write Place at the Write Time:  “Woodstock Christmas Eve 2016” and “Kintsugi” (February 2017)


Wallkill Valley Writers blog:  “Things I Learned So Far” (featured in March, 2017)


“Bird Sanctuary”:  Honorable Mention Pat Nielsen Poetry Award,  

Chestertown MD River Arts;  Art of Stewardship Exhibit

Convergence at the Edges (April, 2017)


Allegro Poetry Magazine:  “Murmurations”  (March 2017)

Poem “What I Have Learned So Far” published on the blog site


Origami Poems Project, “BEST OF KINDNESS” ANTHOLOGY (2017) -- “Pillows”


Jewish Currents (May, 2017): “Cease Fire.”  This poem won the 2017 Raynes Poetry Competition(Irena Klepfisz, Judge).  It is included in the Anthology, “Borders and Boundaries,”  published by Blue Threads Press in 2017


Poem “Searching for My Mother”  published on May 10, 2017 on the blog site


Poem “RISE AND SHINE” published on May 14, 2017 on the blog site 


Poem “JURY NOTICE” published on May 15, 2017 on the blog site 


Poem “The Mathematics of Parking” published on June 16, 2017 on the blog site


The Voices Project:  “Flight”  (June 2017)


The Write Place at the Write Time:  “It’s A Good Day,” “Miss Manners Goes to the Hospital” and “Making Noise”  (Nine-Year Anniversary Edition July, 2017)


The Poet’s Billow:  “A Short Bibliography of Secrets” Finalist, 2017 Pangaea Prize

(August 2017)


The Write Place at the Write Time:  “New Mexico Visions:  Prayer for Pulse Victims” (Autumn-Winter Issue 2017)


Slippery Elm Literary Journal:  “A Short Bibliography of Secrets”  (December 2017)


Arielchart:  “Object Lessons” (Nov. 4, 2017)


Arielchart:  “A Woman of a Certain Age” (Dec. 2, 2017)


Light Poetry Magazine:  “Declaration of Love” (Dec. 1, 2017)


West Texas Literary Review: “Frederick Douglass Was Right” (March 2018 issue [print])


Songs of Eretz Poetry Review: “Looking Out at 42ndStreet” (March 13, 2018)


The Write Place at the Write Time:“Forecastings,” “Winter Wonders,” “The Reincarnation of Flight,” “As Winter Comes” and “To Be Blessed” (Winter-Spring 2018).


Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Award 2018:  “AShort Bibliography of Secrets” – Honorable Mention (April 15, 2018).


Kingdoms in the Wild:  “Cephalopoda Cartography”  (Spring 2018).


The New Verse News:  “The Weight of Silence” (April 30, 2018)


The New Verse News:  “Caravan” (May 7, 2018)


Aji Magazine: “Hurricane Gardening” (Issue 8 May, 2018)


Fish Publishing Prize 2018:  “The Sounds of Truth Vanishing” – Finalist (May 15, 2018)(Emily Bass, Judge)


Anthology:  “Fakes, Facts, Fictions”:  “As Truth Vanished” (Blue Thread Press May, 2018)(Finalist, 2018 Raynes Poetry Competition)


The New Verse News:  “Quiet Can Still Create Sound”  -- June 10, 2018


The New Verse News:  “Kindness” – June 21, 2018


“Portrait of a Gazan Stargazer” won Honorable Mention in the 87th Annual Writer’s Digest Poetry Competition


“Priorities” was published on August 29, 2018 by The New Verse News.


“Remembering the Four Freedoms” :  Shanti Arts Quarterly (September, 2018)


“A Woman of a Certain Age,” (Chapbook)(Finishing Line Press, September, 2018)


“An Aging IRA Fighter Reflects on the Unintended Consequences of Brexit”:  

The New Verse News  October 20, 2018


“Slipping Below the Surface”:  In Layman’s Terms (November, 2018)


“Fission,” “Ice Skating on the Moon” and “The Umbra Around Us”:  Voices of Eve (November 2018)


“Reverberations:”  Junto Magazine,Volume 3, Issue 4 (December, 2018)


2019 Pushcart Prize Nomination:  November, 2018

(by The New Verse News for the poem “KINDNESS”)


“Birds of Winter 2018”:  The New Verse News December 30, 2018


“An Apple In Her Hand”:  the tiny journal Vol. 1  (January 2019)


An Apple In Her Hand (Anthology) ( Co-Author) (Codhill Press January 2019)


“THIRST”:The New Verse News, February 2, 2019


“Hot Flashes;” Riverfeet Press Anthology, “Awake in the World, Volume II” 

(to be published Spring 2019)






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