Mary Atkinson

Poet and Writer for Children and Young Adults

Welcome to my site!


My name is Mary Atkinson and I live in Portland, Maine.  I’m a former teacher and educational consultant who now works full time as a published poet and writer for children and young adults.  I have an MA Ed from Lesley University and an MFA in Writing from Vermont College.


My poetry for children has appeared in magazines and anthologies, and my fiction and non-fiction have been published widely in educational markets.  I’m represented by Sara Crowe of the Harvey Klinger Agency.


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