Published Works

Essays

[Forthcoming] Gathering Our Fragmented Souls || St. Austin Review

He Does the Orchestration in Mythical Voices || St. Austin Review
https://staustinreview.org/ || cover image || Table of Contents Jan.-Feb. 2024 issue

Let us Reverently Marvel || Dappled Things (February 14, 2023)
dappledthings.org/deep-down-things/let-us-reverently-marvel

Embracing Poetic Craft || Dappled Things (February 10, 2022)
dappledthings.org/deep-down-things/embracing-poetic-craft

Poetry

[Forthcoming] That Which Passes All Understanding || Clarjar Review, Issue 8

[Forthcoming] So Near the Lifting Veil || Solid Food Press

[Forthcoming] Heaven’s Secret Sound || The Lyric

[Forthcoming] A Light that Lifts the Yoke || The Lyric

[Forthcoming] Belovèd, Behold || The Lyric

[Forthcoming] Leaving Elisha || Amethyst Review (July 20, 2024)

[Forthcoming] Wavering Wonder Wrought || Thin Places & Sacred Spaces Anthology (Amethyst Review)

Brave || WayWords, issue 14.2
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0D3XT9TWT

Come Truthfulness || 4th Place, Friends of Falun Gong 2024 Poetry Contest (May 13, 2024)
https://classicalpoets.org/2024/05/13/winners-of-friends-of-falun-gong-2024-poetry-competition-announced/

The Stranger Wore the Moon || Honorable Mention, CLA 2024 Sacred Poetry Contest
https://www.catholicliteraryarts.org/2024-sacred-poetry

She Holds Abudance || Kosmeo (May 2, 2024)
https://kosmeomag.com/2024/05/02/she-holds-abundance/

Allecto’s Bold Allegro || Laurels Magazine, print edition (April 30, 2024)

Birds Revere || Laurels Magazine, online edition (April 30, 2024)
https://laurelsmagazine3.wordpress.com/2024/03/27/birds-revere/

Visible Light || Laurels Magazine, online edition (April 30, 2024)
https://laurelsmagazine3.wordpress.com/2024/03/27/visible-light/

Vast, Vacuous, and Hungry || Society of Classical Poets (February 18, 2024)
https://classicalpoets.org/2024/02/18/vast-vacuous-and-hungry-a-poem-by-maura-harrison/

Smash, Careening Thrash || Society of Classical Poets (January 19, 2024)
Honorable Mention in the “Best Poems of 2023” SCP contest
https://classicalpoets.org/2024/01/19/smash-careening-thrash-a-poem-by-maura-h-harrison/

Mary, Please Come and Intervene || 1st place, CLA’s 2023 Marian Advent Prayer Contest (December 2023)
https://www.catholicliteraryarts.org/2023-marian-advent-prayer-contest

The Human Heart
Presence
Some Ocean || Poetry Society of Virginia’s anthology titled Blended Voices: Blending the Voices of Past and Present Virginia Poets. (October 2023)
Available on Amazon

On Starlight || Trampoline: A Journal of Poetry, issue 20 (October 2023)
https://www.trampolinepoetry.com/

Inner Bark of Tree || Vermilion, Flash Issue 18 (October 15, 2023)
https://sites.google.com/cua.edu/vermilion/flash-issues/flash-18-library/inner-bark-of-tree

On Water, Come to Me || Clayjar Review (September 30, 2023)
https://clayjar.review/issues/far-off-country/on-water-come-to-me

Peaches Picked, Not Ripe || The Best 23 Haikus of 2023, Runner up || Society of Classical Poets (09-29-2023)
https://classicalpoets.org/2023/09/29/the-23-best-haiku-of-2023/

Triplets || Tiny Wren Lit, Issue 5, Birdsong (October 2023)
https://www.tinywrenlit.com/5/triplets

Struggle and Doxology || Ekstasis issue 10 print edition (online Sept 2023)
https://www.ekstasismagazine.com/poetry/2023/struggle-and-doxology

The Deeper Scaly Screed || Society of Classical Poets (August 25, 2023)
https://classicalpoets.org/2023/08/25/critiquing-woke-language-in-rolling-stone-a-poem-by-maura-h-harrison/

Batten the Sovereign Soul || Society of Classical Poets (August 5, 2023)
https://classicalpoets.org/2023/08/05/a-poem-on-censorship-batten-the-sovereign-soul-by-maura-harrison/

Imagining St. Gertrude’s Seven Golden Rings || Agape Review (June 4, 2023)
https://agapereview.com/2023/06/04/sevengoldenrings/

She’s at Her Window || All Will Be Well Anthology (Amethyst Review) (May 2023)
https://amethystmagazine.org/all-shall-be-well-a-poetry-anthology-for-julian-of-norwich/

Let God Become the Quiet in All Things || Ekstasis Magazine (May 23, 2023)
https://www.ekstasismagazine.com/poetry/2023/let-god-become-the-quiet-in-all-things

A Father’s Wound || Heart of Flesh Literary Journal, Issue 9 (May 19, 2023)
https://heartoffleshlit.com/issue-nine/maura-h-harrison-poetry/

I’ll Know You in the Breaking || Heart of Flesh Literary Journal, Issue 9 (May 19, 2023)
https://heartoffleshlit.com/issue-nine/maura-h-harrison-poetry/

The Words are Growing || InScribe: Journal of Creative Writing, Issue 5: Birds, February 2023
https://www.inscribejournal.com/j-o-u-r-n-a-l

A Sip from Sponge upon Our Hyssop || Ancient Paths Literary Magazine (March 14, 2023)
https://www.skylarb.com/post/a-sip-from-sponge-upon-our-hyssop

Make Holy What is Happening || Lin Weeks Wilder Blog (March 5, 2023)
https://www.linwilder.com/whatevers-happening-make-it-holy/

Marianne Stokes’ St. Elizabeth of Hungary Working for the Poor || Solum Journal, Fall 2022
https://www.solumpress.com/contributors-maura-h-harrison
https://www.solumpress.com/publications-solum-journal-fall-2022 (page 8)

Thorns Grow with Song || Society of Classical Poets (January 9, 2023)
Honorable Mention, 11th SCP’s International Poetry Competition
classicalpoets.org/2023/01/09/thorns-grow-with-song-by-maura-h-harrison/

An Appropriate Violence || Amethyst Review (January 7, 2023)
amethystmagazine.org/2023/01/07/an-appropriate-violence-a-poem-by-maura-harrison/

Making Children Lie || Society of Classical Poets (December 3, 2022)
classicalpoets.org/2022/12/03/a-poem-on-underage-transgender-surgery-making-children-lie-by-maura-h-harrison/#/

And Fixes Heaven to our Fearful Hearts, 3rd place, CLA’s 2022 Advent Writing Contest (2022)
www.catholicliteraryarts.org/2022-advent-mary-mother-of-hope-writing-contest

Throne and Glorious Bloom, 1st place, CLA’s 2022 Assumption of Mary Writing Contest (2022)
www.catholicliteraryarts.org/2022-mary

Shanghai’s Robo Dogs || Society of Classical Poets (May 19, 2022)
classicalpoets.org/2022/05/19/shanghais-robo-dogs-by-maura-h-harrison/#/

Falun Gong and the Beast, 3rd place, Friends of Falun Gong Poetry Contest (May 13, 2022)
classicalpoets.org/2022/05/13/winners-of-the-2022-friends-of-falun-gong-poetry-contest-announced/#/

Thorns Grow with Song
linwilder.com/best-way-to-disempower-evil-look-at-it-see-it/

Who are These Clothed in White Robes?
linwilder.com/catholics-and-bonhoeffers-cheap-grace/

Modern Woman and Her Psyche
linwilder.com/sin-is-not-in-my-lexicon-dear-friend/

My Beloved Atheist
www.catholic365.com/article/11550/terror-on-every-side.html

Thousands || Spiraeus, January 1999.

Short Stories and Flash Fiction

Heat of a Tear || 2023 J. F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction finalist || announced March 20, 2024

[Forthcoming] I’ve Counted All My Bones || Firewords Magazine, issue 16

Sudden Storms || Windhover, Issue 28.1 (Spring 2024)
Listen to Maura read this piece of flash fiction.

Mariamne Wept || Heart of Flesh Literary Journal, Issue 10 (November 17, 2023)
https://heartoffleshlit.com/issue-10/maura-h-harrison-fiction/

The Final Sentence || Heart of Flesh Literary Journal, Issue 9 (May 19, 2023)
https://heartoffleshlit.com/issue-nine/maura-h-harrison-fiction/

Books

Stretched in Love: Hospice of the Womb, 2010, ISBN 9780557435470. “Stretched in Love: Hospice of the Womb” describes one mother’s experience with perinatal hospice and how her Catholic faith offered her consolation and strength during the bereavement process.

Recordings

Wreck of the Deutchland, Gerard Manley Hopkins, read by Maura Harrison.

Visual Art

[Forthcoming] Conquering the Brown || Hedge Apple Magazine, Spring 2024 (page 127)

St. Micahael’s Approach, Defense, Holy Hour, Kingship and Sacrifice || Heart of Flesh Literary Magazine, Issue 10 (Nov.17, 2023)
https://heartoffleshlit.com/issue-10/maura-h-harrison-art/

Reverent Marvels || Via Poetica’s Autumn 2023 issue
includes “Under a Shady Tree,” “Delivering Dreams,” and “March Madness I”
https://www.vitapoetica.org/autumn-2023/reverent-marvels
https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/vita-poetica/episodes/Art-by-Maura-H–Harrison–Poem-by-Erica-Waters-e2btcbr/a-aajv5h6 (Podcast edition: descriptions of works)

Minutiae, Mere Trifles || Young Ravens Literary Review (June 2023)
https://www.youngravensliteraryreview.org/yr18-maura-h-harrison.html

Inferno Canto 05, Purgatory Canto 24, and Paradise Canto 16 || Solum Journal, Fall 2022 issue
https://www.solumpress.com/publications-solum-journal-fall-2022 (page 62-64)