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 46,000 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


2018 Texas Poetry Calendar

June 21, 2017
My poem, “Knife and Fork,” appears in the 2018 Texas Poetry Calendar which has just been released from Dos Gatos Press. The editors of the 2018 calendar read poems from nine previous years calendars and chose their favorites – 128 poems from various poets. “Knife and Fork,” was first published in the 2015 Texas Poetry Calendar. In the 2018 issue, it appears on my birthday week, November 4-10.



Highland Park Muses' Gallery

June 7, 2017

My poem, “Roadrunner,” appears online on the Highland Park (Illinois) Poetry 2017 Summer Muses’ Gallery http://highlandparkpoetry.org/themusesgallery.html Please read the poem on their web page. Such an elegant publication.

Robin eggs in nest

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June 7, 2017
Three poems appear on the ALTARWORK web site:
“New Tricks,”
http://www.altarwork.com/new-tricks ,
“Civil Servants,”
http://www.altarwork.com/civil-servants and
“Prayer in Public Schools,”


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Los Compadres

April 12, 2017
My poem, “Los Compadres,” was chosen as the First Place winner in the Poetry Division of the San Antonio Writers Guild 25th Annual Contest. I wrote this poem in memory of the many late nights we enjoyed at Los Compadres, Robert & Julie Arizola’s restaurant out on the Llano Hwy., waiting for Elvis and watching the stars come out.


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April 4, 2017

My poem, “Roadrunner,” was chosen as one of twelve winners in their 8th Annual Poetry on the Move Contest and will appear in San Antonio, Texas, VIA buses in the month of April.


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Stones Before the Ocean: A Worship Poetry Anthology

February 26, 2017

Stones Before The Ocean: A Worship Poetry Anthology published by Hewson Books, is an anthology of poetry for use in prayer and worship, featuring over 200 poems from modern and classic poets. My poem, "Flowers After a Wildfire," is on page 79 of this beautiful book.


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Blessed Creation: A Christian Poetry Collection

February 11, 2017
Draw Near’s latest anthology, Blessed Creation: A Christian Poetry Collection, features my poem, “He Comes! He Comes!” on page 24. Read a free e-book version online or purchase the book in print on their web site.

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The Binnacle 2016

December 14, 2016

In The Binnacle, Literary Journal of Coastal Maine, Thirteenth Annual Ultra-Short Edition 2016, published by the University of Maine at Machias, my poem, “Prayer in Public Schools” is listed as an Honorable Mention. This is my second poem to be published in The Binnacle.

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GrammaBurp Greeting Card

December 14, 2016

This greeting card, published by GrammaBurp Greeting Cards, features my inside text, “Congratulations on your new little batter!” 

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The Absence of Something Specified

November 30, 2016
In The Absence of Something Specified, variations on the theme of Drought, compiled by the editors of four small independent poetry presses Fern Rock Falls Press, Tiger’s Eye Press, Uttered Chaos, and Noah’s Shoes Press, my poem, “Weather Report,” appears on page 21. This poem originally appeared in Texas Poetry Calendar 2013.

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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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