Creative Writing

My full-length poetry collection, LET GO OF THE HANDS YOU HOLD, was published by Mercer University Press in March 2021, with an official release date of April 1. Glover Book Cover for Insta Posts

Here is the official Press Release for Let Go of the Hands You Hold.

The book is now available from the following sites:

Mercer University Press


Barnes & Noble



  • Many heartfelt thanks to River Mouth Review for nominating my poem “The Bible Doesn’t Tell Us” for the 2021 Best of the Net Anthology.
  • Many heartfelt thanks to Middle House Review  for nominating my poem “The Cone of Uncertainty” for the 2021 Best of the Net Anthology.
  • Thank you to Mercer University Press for nominating my poem “Reduplication” for a 2021 Pushcart Prize and my book, Let Go of the Hands You Hold, for the 2021 Foreword INDIES Awards in Poetry.
  • Thank you to the staff, readers, and judges at Sundress Publications for naming me a Best of the Net Finalist for 2020.
  • Many heartfelt thanks to River Mouth Review for nominating my poem “The Bible Doesn’t Tell Us” for the 2020 Orison Anthology.
  • Many heartfelt thanks to SWWIM Every Day for nominating my poem “Robert Frost Said Poetry Is a Way of Taking Life by the Throat” for the 2020 Orison Anthology.
  • Many heartfelt thanks to Whale Road Review for nominating my poem “The World Asks Too Much of Mothers” for the 2020 Best of the Net Anthology.
  • Recent work can be found in Rattle: Poets Respond and The Lumiere Review; two poems are forthcoming in Sky Island Journal and a poem has just been accepted in the upcoming Marvel (Uni)verses Anthology. 

Sample of Published Work 

Spoken Word Performance “If All My Dreams Came True” (South Florida Poetry Journal)

Decimation,” “Making Confession,” “Before the Apocalypse, Sentries Abandon Post” (The UCity Review)

If Life Were Meant to Be Fair” (The Cabinet of Heed)

Ghostwriters” (The Night Heron Barks)

Master of My Domain” (Okay Donkey)

Loss by the Gallon” (Atrium Poetry)

I Don’t Want to Write Any More Poems” (Mothers Always Write)

Wait for Me” (Sweet: A Literary Confection)

Visitation” (Barren Magazine)

“Dinner with the Man,” “Thoughts While My Nemesis Reads His Poetry at the Algonquin Hotel,” “This Is My Body, Broken” (Easy Street Magazine)

A Taste for Naming” (The Opiate)

Selected Public Readings 

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Selected Workshops

  • “From Diary to Poetry: Turning Private Thoughts into Public Poems.” Pasco eSchool. April 2021.
  • “All the World’s a Stage.” This interactive workshop includes practical tips and techniques for presenting original work at public readings. Attendees will also be given the opportunity to practice these techniques with their own writing during the class. Sandhill Writer’s Retreat. May 2019.
  • “Poems for the Page, Poems for the Stage.” Ferris State University. April 2019.

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  • “Be FNOMenal Poetry Workshop.” Saint Leo University. December 2018.
  • “Spoken Word Poetry: How to Slam Without Hurting Anyone.” Sandhill Writer’s Retreat. May 2017.

Read this interview with Marissa to learn more about her work as a poet*.

*An abbreviated list of where you can find Marissa Glover’s work: Rattle, The Lascaux Review, Rust + Moth, Sweet, SWWIM Every Day, First Things, Barren MagazineStoneboat Literary Journal, Gyroscope Review, South Florida Poetry Journal, After the Pause, War, Literature & the Arts, Easy Street, The Mythic Circle, The New Verse News, Okay Donkey, Picaroon Poetry, Amaryllis, Bonnie’s Crew, The Opiate, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Unbroken Journal, Ghost City Review, The Cabinet of Heed, The Furious Gazelle, The Night Heron Barks, Mothers Always Write, Mineral Lit Mag, Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, Nine Muses, Riggwelter, The Coil, Dirty Paws Poetry, Post Ghost Press, The Ekphrastic Review, Amethyst Review, Writers Resist, The UCity Review, Fresh Air Poetry, Louisiana Literature, Middle House Review, Emerge Literary Journal, REBUS, Chasing the Light Anthology, River Mouth Review, Psaltery & Lyre, Halfway Down the Stairs, Dwelling Literary, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, FEED, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Kissing Dynamite: A Journal of Poetry, Boston Literary Magazine, Adelaide Literary Magazine, Rat’s Ass Review, Sandhill Review, Muddy River Poetry Review, One Art: A Journal of Poetry, The Adriatic, CP Quarterly, MORIA Literary Magazine, Drunk Monkeys, The Daily Drunk, The Lumiere Review

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