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West End Poetry Festival, Carroboro, NC, October 18, 2014

West End Poetry Festival, Carrboro, NC, October 18, 2014

Terri Kirby Erickson is the award-winning author of four collections of poetry:  Thread Count (2006); Telling Tales of Dusk (Press 53, 2009), which was #23 on the Poetry Foundation Contemporary Best Sellers List in 2010; In the Palms of Angels, (Press 53, 2011), which won a 2012 Nautilus Silver Award for Poetry, the Gold Medal for Poetry in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and was a Finalist for Poetry in the International Book Awards; and A Lake of Light and Clouds (Press 53, 2014).

Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous literary journals, anthologies and other publications, including: 2013 Poet’s Market, Asheville Poetry Review, Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac, A Prairie Journal, Basilica Review, Bay Leaves, Blue Fifth Review, Boston Literary Magazine, Broad River Review, Christian Science Monitor, Cowboypoetry.com, Dead Mule, Eclectica, Flutter, Forsyth Woman, Foundling Review, Green Briar Review, Hektoen International: A Journal of Medical Humanities, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Literary Mama, Long Story Short, Muse India, Nibble, North Carolina Literary Review, Oak Bend Review, PainPathways, Parent:Wise Austin, Paris Voice, Pinesong, Pirene’s Fountain, Pisgah Review, Poetica Magazine, Prairie Wolf Press, Red River Review, Relief: A Christian Literary Expression, Scythe, Seeding the Snow, Smoking Poet, storySouth, The Rusty Nail, Thieves Jargon, Time of Singing: A Magazine of Christian Poetry, Toasted Cheese, To the Bone, Tryst, 27 rue de fleures, Verse Daily, Wild Goose Poetry Review, Word Salad, Your Daily Poem, and others, as well as in a variety of anthologies published by Jacar Press, Old Mountain Press, Silver Boomer Books, the Hickory Women’s Resource Center and the Cape Fear River Foundation.

Her articles and essays have appeared in national and international publications, including PainPathways, Land Rover Monthly, Broad Street Review, and others.

She has taught poetry workshops in libraries, high schools, universities and other venues, and was an instructor in the continuing education program at Salem College.  She was also chosen as the 2013 Leidig Keynote Poet at Emory & Henry College (previous poets awarded this honor include former Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, Mark Doty, Kelly Cherry and other nationally lauded poets).

Terri Kirby Erickson is a member of the North Carolina Poetry Society,  North Carolina Writers Conference, North Carolina Writers’ Network, and Delta Kappa Gamma International, an organization of women educators.

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