Click on the links below to read Deirdre's writing


Have Love, poetry chapbook, Finishing Line Press, print. Order Now. Ship date: November 2019

The Grief Eater, short story collection, Adelaide Books, print, forthcoming, September 2020


"Outside In,"  finalist for Best of the Net 2018, nominated by Nine Muses Poetry

“Notre Amour, Comme une Pomme, Vient de la Terre,” Honorable Mention, Muskegon Art Museum Art Talks Back Contest, 2019

“Homesick,” nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Constellate Literary Journal, online, 2018

Memoir Excerpts

“Heavy LIfting,” memoir excerpt, The Coil, Alternating Current Press, online, forthcoming

“The Diagnosis,” memoir excerpt, eMerge, the journal of the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, online, 2019

"Ashes, Ashes,” memoir excerpt, Florida College English Association’s Orange Blossom Review: A Journal of Creative Arts, online, 2018


“Notre Amour, Comme une Pomme, Vient de la Terre,” print, forthcoming in The 3288 Review, 2019

“Everything I hate about you, I love about you, Dear,” Picaroon Poetry, online, 2019

“The Last Time Making Love,” Bonnie’s Crew, online, 2019

“Gardening is an honor system,” Bonnie’s Crew, online, 2019

"A Birthday Poem for Us," "It's All Over Now," "To the Person in Charge of Discontinuation," "The Widow Remarries," "The Dancer," "Twice Believing and Twice Knowing," and "The thing is," Eunoia Review, online, 2019

“The year Frank Serpico attended my Halloween Party,” Riggwelter, online, 2019

“I know my name and I know yours,” Bonnie’s Crew, online, 2019

“Call Me Charon,” Three Drops from a Cauldron, online, 2019

“You are not alone :/” Fly on the Wall Webzine, online, 2019

“Sleepover,” We Will Not Be Silenced, anthology, Indie Blue Publishing, print, 2018

“Driven Thru,” reprinted in We Will Not Be Silenced, anthology, Indie Blue Publishing, print 2018

“Butter by the Stick,” isacoustic, online, 2018

“While your husband is still able to stand,” reprinted in Persona Non Grata, anthology, Fly on the Wall Press, print, 2018

“Homesick,” Constellate Literary Journal, online, 2018

"Knowledge," "Outside In," and "All the Previous Deaths Were Un-Posted," Nine Muses Poetry, online, 2018

"Remember this:" Autumn Sky Daily, online, 2018

"In Memoriam," and "When you reach to flush the toilet and your hand looks             exactly like your mother's," Rat's Ass Review, online, 2018

"Secret Sauce," Dime Show Review, online, 2018

"No One Knew," The Opiate, print, 2018

"Bartering in MI," The Opiate, online, 2018

"Driven Thru," New Verse News, online, 2018

"Superstitions," Eunoia Review, online, 2017

"While your husband is still able to stand," Poetry Breakfast, online, 2017

"The kindness of strangers," Amaryllis, online, 2017

"Have Love," Muddy River Poetry Review, online, 2017

"Spilling forth," Mothers Always Write, online, 2017

"Love Begets Love," The Literary Nest, online, 2017

"Going Hungry," Three Line Poetry, online & print, 2017

"How Contentment Comes," Unbroken Journal, online, 2017

"Spring," Halcyon Days, online & print, 2017

"And then you can't breathe," Corvus Review, online, 2017

"Father's Botany Lessons," Yellow Chair Review, online, 2016

"The trouble with pairs," Ink Sweat & Tears, online, 2016

"When a leaf blowing in the wind seems like a hello," Mused: BellaOnline                  Literary Review, online & print, 2016

"Doorbell Advised," Melancholy Hyperbole, online, 2016

 "Most of the Days of the Week," reprinted in Words for the Year, online, 2015

"X,Y,C," Euonia Review, online, 2015

"Most of the Days of the Week," Melancholy Hyperbole, online, 2015

"Times Square, 1977,"  Poetry Quarterly, print, 2015

"The Height of Gladness,"  Muddy River Poetry Review, online, 2014

"Night Terrors," The Blue Hour Magazine, online, 2014

"Rose Colored Lovers,"  Poetry Quarterly, print, 2014

"Phantom Limbs,"  Boston Literary Magazine, online, 2011

"Upon a Poem" & "I couldn't throw you against a wall," Nibble, print, 2010


"#youtoo,” Cabinet of Heed, online, 2019

“Dressing the Part,” Adelaide, online & print, 2019

"Rotary Dial,Every Day Fiction, online, 2018

"The Grief Eater," Easy Street, online, 2017

"Trespassing," Connotation Press, online, 2017

"There once was a man who thought too much," Beorh Quarterly, online, 2015

"Yo-Yo," (with interview), Connotation Press, online, 2014

"By Sweater," Grey Sparrow Press, online & print, 2011

"He Undertook Her," Bartleby Snopes, online, 2010

"The Grief Eater," Picayune, print, 2010

"Pills and Other Necessities," Down in the Dirt, online and print, 2010


An American Christmas Story, 1991," Words Apart, online, 2016

"Clothes," Mothers Always Write, online, 2016