By providing our children with great literature we can nurture the readers, writers, and thinkers of the future. Although writing for kids is a lot of fun, it should not be taken lightly. They demand entertainment, and we must provide it, but they also deserve real art — literature that is deep, fresh, beautiful, and challenging.
~ Molly Beth Griffin

New Chapbooks are HERE!

by admin on December 14, 2018

I’m basking in the glow of your excitement for the new chapbook, everybody. Thank you! If you preordered it, your copy should arrive soon–mine came straight from the printers but yours go to the publishing house and get shipped from there. If you didn’t preorder and you want to buy one FROM ME, I’d love to get a signed copy into your hands. I have a bunch! They need homes! Here’s the deal:

I’m selling them at list price ($14) for one copy, or $22 for two (either two copies of the same chapbook, or a set with one of each, ALL THE HOLLOW PLACES and UNDER OUR FEET). I’d love for you to buy one for yourself and one to give away, hence the discount. Also everybody gets FREE SHIPPING for the next month.

Please use the CONTACT page to email me your mailing address, how many/which chapbooks you want, and how you’d like them personalized. Also please let me know if you’d like me to try to get them to you by Christmas and I will do my very best. You can pay by check/snail mail (I will send you my address), or through Paypal on my website (I will send you the link) with a credit card.

Thank you so much for reading and sharing poetry in these dark times.


In this collection of poems, Molly Beth Griffin approaches simple, everyday experiences with a sense of awe that gives them weight. That determination to find hope and beauty is then unleashed upon the larger issues of our time. In this way, she tackles both intimate and societal struggles, returning always to an honoring of the connections between people, creatures, and the natural world. Poems about parenting nestle in beside poems about politics, and both internal and external dramas, personal and public stories, are handled with the same deep reverence for life.



August 20, 2018

I’m thrilled to announce that my second poetry chapbook is now available for pre-order. FLP bases my print run on pre-orders, so if you are planning to purchase the book, it would help me a ton if you’d do that now. It will ship on its pub date, November 30, 2018. Thank you so much […]

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Poetry chapbook pre-sale is open!

October 31, 2017

I have a small collection of poems coming out with Finishing Line Press in early 2018, and the print run is based on advance sales. So if you would like a copy of this little book of poems about the challenges of motherhood and the small moments of beauty that get us through each day, […]

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Join me for a QUEER YA reading & celebration – October 8th

September 21, 2017

To culminate my grant project, I’m coordinating a HUGE event with Second Story & Queer Voices. There will be tons of local authors reading, a panel discussion, and a reception with book sales by Addendum. Sunday, October 8th, 2pm @ The Loft Literary Center We’ve got ASL interpreters on board! Please let me know if […]

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Listen to Your Mother!

March 9, 2017

I am honored to be included in the cast of this year’s Listen to Your Mother Twin Cities show! The show will take place on May 4th at 7pm at the Riverview Theater. I’m told tickets sell out quickly, so get yours here ASAP. Save Save Save

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