Mary Harwell Sayler – Bio

Mary Harwell Sayler has placed 35 traditionally published books with Christian, indie, and educational publishers such as Zondervan, Broadman, Concordia, Facts on File, Chelsea House, and others. She’s also placed over 2,500 nonfiction articles, Bible stories, devotionals, children’s stories, and poems for journals, anthologies, blogs, and e-zines.

In 2012, the environmental publisher, Hiraeth Press, published her first poetry book, Living in the Nature Poem and in 2014 released an e-book version. Also in 2014 Kelsay Books published Mary’s Bible-based poetry, Outside Eden and her book of nature poems for children, Beach Songs & Wood Chimes. On March 30, 2017, Cladach Publishing released her book of contemporary psalms and free verse poems, PRAISE!  The same year, Mary self-published her book of poems, Lost in Faith, and the nonfiction book that arose from her blog by the same name, What the Bible Says About Love. Lord willing, that will begin a series of prayerfully paraphrased (prayer-a-phrased) scriptures on Bible topics that most of us would like to see collected in a book.

After working with other poets and writers for many years through critiques, study courses, and blog resources, Mary also published her Kindle e-books for poets and writers: the Christian Writer’s Guide e-book, Christian Poet’s Guide to Writing Poetry, and what might be the first ever Poetry Dictionary For Children and For Fun – an A to Z guide to poetry forms and techniques for classrooms and kids of all ages.

For samples of Mary’s work, please visit:

About Mary page  
Godspace writings
Haiku Registry profile with 6 poems
LinkedIn profile with referrals of Mary’s work
Mary Sayler on Amazon
Mary’s Author Page on Facebook
Poets & Writers Directory Listing
Tumblr profile

A few of Mary’s poems on the Internet

2 poems on Treasure the Quiet Moment
3 Poems on Poetry Pacific
20 Poems on Catholic Lane
ALTARWORK poems and devotionals
Awake O Child of God song lyric on Godspace
Caught in the Crossfire Crux Literary Journal
Charcoal Portrait of an Actress  poem in vox poetica’s Silken Rags
Drawing Stars in The Literati Quarterly 
Exteriors – a poem on anderbo
Finding Giverny off a Sand Road in Florida – poem in Wild Violet
Going Mile Two in issue 9, The Whirlwind Review
Just Poetry poem one, two

Landscape Loved by Wallace Stevens – included in article “Wallace Stevens and Walking the Landscape.”
Lasting Rule and Taking Mother to Lunch in The Barefoot Review
Micropoetry by Mary Sayler
 poem in Windhover
Nocturnal Labor on vox poetica
Outside, Incarcerated poem on the Crux Literary Journal
On U.S. 41 poem in Red Claw Press
Middle-Aged Mother Goes Up, Up, Up in Iambic Pentameter with Champagne After  poem on Slow Trains (originally in Kalliope)
Object of Conversation (poem about Moses’ sister Miriam) in Bridges
Real Estate – poem in Written River
Recipe poem on vox poetica
Rehearsals mini poem in Hedgerow: a journal of small poems  (scroll down page)
The Swing, Unseen by Stevenson – poem on Hiraeth’s site with photo of swinging corner in Mary’s backyard 
Telling a Love Storypoem on animal theme in issue 7, The Whirlwind Review
Trying Not to be Too Sunny – poem and its impetus in God and Nature 
What hovers nearest my heart, O Lord – prayer-poem and photo-art on Godspace
World War II Poems in International War Veterans Poetry Archives

Articles or Devotionals
How to Hear the Voice of God   
Praying the Beatitudes
Revelations about the Church in Revelation
The Price of Love on Godspace
When God passes before us on Godspace

Interviews & Reviews
Audio Interview on Christian Authors Talk about poetry, writing, and publishing
Faith, Fiction, Friends feature
Interview with Hiraeth Press includes Mary’s poems and some of her nature photographs
Interview on Jobshadow
Interview on Marciescaringhands blog
Interview on Old Things R New

Interview about poetry for Ashvamegh, a literary journal published in India 
Interview on
Poet-Author page on Hiraeth site
Review by Glynn Young of Faces in a Crowd
Review by Glynn Young of PRAISE!
Saturday Good Reads



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