Not all of the poems on this website have appeared in books, and many of them never will. I post poems to the website as I write them. It takes a long time to publish a book, so it may be a couple of years before a given poem appears in a book. If a poem on the website has been published in a book, the book title — and a link to more information about the book — will appear right below the poem. If there is no such link, that means the poem has not yet been published. If you need a poem for a recitation contest, but the poem must have been published in a book, please have a look at the Books section of my website for more information about my books, including online ordering.