Kristin Martin

Kristin Martin writes poetry and short fiction for children and adults. She is the author of two poetry collections, To Rhyme or Not to Rhyme? (Glimmer Press, 2019) and Paint the Sky, (Ginninderra Press, 2016). Her poems appear in the South Australian poetry anthology, Tadpoles in the Torrens (Wakefield Press, 2013, 2016), and in magazines, including Blast Off, Countdown and Orbit (The School Magazine) in Australia, and in the Irish magazine The Caterpillar. Her poems also appear on the websites Australian Children’s Poetry ( and her own website, Poems For Kids ( ), which is a Learning Destination for Children’s University.

Kristin works part time as a primary school teacher, where, amongst other things, she teaches poetry to students from Foundation to Year 7. She enjoys visiting other schools, and adult writing groups, to share her poems and inspire others to write poetry.

Kristin lives in Adelaide in a house near the sea with her husband, two sons, three goldfish, four turtles, five spiny leaf insects and a bearded dragon named Ash.

Published Titles

To Rhyme or Not To Rhyme, Glimmer Press, 2019

Paint the Sky, Ginninderra Press, 2016