Pocket Poems


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One of Sally's poems was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2017

All photography by Sally Clark

All poems by Sally Clark 

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If you want to keep something close to you,

you put it in your pocket.

Some pockets are deep; some pockets are shallow.

These poems are of the same scope and landscape.

Each one holds a small treasure.


 Over 49,000 copies sold!


Where's My Hug?
a lift-the-flap board book
for ages 2-5.
Written by Sally Clark
Illustrated by Estelle Corke
Published by Hachette Book Group
and Silver Medal winner
of a 2015
Moonbeam Children's Book Awards


The Dairy Queen

March 8, 2019

The Ultra-Short Fourteenth Annual Competition 2017-2018 is now in print and features my poem, “The Dairy Queen,” on page 21 as an Honorable Mention. This book is published by The Binnacle, The University of Maine at Machias. I am very proud this is the third time one of my poems has been featured in this fine publication.



Now What?

January 2, 2019

Just got word today that my story, "Resurrection Story," has been posted online on the Now What? web site at  http://nowwhat.cog7.org/resurrection-story

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MSPS First Place win!

October 1, 2018

My poem, “Summer Fruit,” won First Place in the Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest in the category of Summer poems. Yippee! 

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The Paddock Review

July 18, 2018

My poem, “Summer Fruit,” has been featured on The Paddock Review web site: https://paddockreview.com  

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Tales From the Cafe

May 24, 2018

Workers Write: Tales From the Café features two of my poems. “Getting Ready for Work,” is featured on page 1 and “Those Were the Days,” is on page 142. I am honored to have the first page and the last page of this fine publication.


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buffalo at rest

May 13, 2018

My haiku, “buffalo at rest,” was chosen in the San Antonio, Texas, VIA Buses Poetry on the Move Contest to be illustrated and displayed in all SA VIA buses through the month of April in celebration of National Poetry Month. I love the illustration created for my hiaku!  


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Nominated for a Pushcart Prize!

February 8, 2018

My poem, “Los Compadres,” won First Place in the Poetry Division of the Arizona Authors Association International Literary Contest. It has been published in the Arizona Literary Magazine 2018 and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. You can read the poem here:  http://www.ifollowfredericksburg.com/sally-clark-poetry-los-compadres-companions

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Manifest West: Women of the West

September 5, 2017
Manifest West is Western Press Books’ literary anthology series. The press, affiliated with Western State Colorado University, produces one anthology annually and focuses on Western regional writing. In Women of the West, this year’s collection of poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction, twenty-five writers and poets present a broad understanding of the Western woman, sometimes defying and sometimes reinforcing expectations and stereotypes. My poem, ““Homesteading in Paradise,...
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The End of Summer Garden

August 24, 2017
My poem, “The End of Summer Garden,” is posted this week on ifollowfredericksburg.com at: http://www.ifollowfredericksburg.com/around-fredericksburg/end-summer-garden. This poem previously appeared in Texas Poetry Calendar 2017.

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Homesteading in Paradise

August 9, 2017

This week’s poem is “Homesteading in Paradise,” previously published in Relief: A Quarterly Christian Expression Journal and soon to be released the anthology in Manifest West: Women of the West, published by Western Press Books. I Follow Fredericksburg: The Stories Behind the Storefronts

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Every day has a poem. I watch, I listen, I think, I pray. When I hear a poem, I write it down. Sometimes I find a picture that illustrates the day. I am always surprised. I hope you will be, too.

A writer of many genres, Sally Clark loves living in a small town with her husband where their grown children and five grandchildren all live within walking distance. Crowded with relationships, busy with activities, Sally takes refuge on the balcony of their old Victorian house - the perfect place to pen her thoughts.

Visit Sally's web site at: www.sallyclark.info

Contact Sally at: auslande@ktc.com 

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Writers information site: www.christwriters.info.

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