About Terri

Terri Kirby Erickson is the author of six collections of poetry.

Her awards include the Joy Harjo Poetry Prize, Atlanta Review International Publication Award, Nazim Hikmet Poetry Award, Nautilus Silver Book Award, 2013 Leidig Keynote Poet at Emory & Henry College and many others.

In addition to the individual publications listed below, Terri’s poetry is also in a variety of anthologies including Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness & Connection and How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope (edited by James Crews), and others published by Old Mountain Press, Silver Boomer Books, the Hickory Women’s Resource Center, the Cape Fear River Foundation, Main Street Rag (Kakalak), and Texas Review Press (The Southern Poetry Anthology).

Her articles and essays have appeared in national and international publications, including Maria Shriver’s Architects for Change, O.Henry Magazine, PainPathways, Land Rover Monthly, BoomerCafe, Broad Street Review, Winston-Salem Journal, and more.

She has taught poetry workshops in libraries, high schools, universities, churches, medical centers, and other venues, and was an instructor in the continuing education program at Salem College.

Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous literary journals, anthologies and other publications, including:


Ted Kooser’s “American Life in Poetry Kakalak San Pedro River Review
 Annals of Internal Medicine Latin American Literary Review Scythe
 A Prairie Journal Literary Mama Seeding the Snow
 Artemis Journal Long Story Short Shot Glass Journal
 Asheville Poetry Review MockingHeart Review Sleet Magazine
 Atlanta Review Muse India Smoking Poet
 Basilica Review NASA News & Notes Stone Gathering
 Bay Leaves Nibble storySouth
 Birmingham Arts Journal North Carolina Literary Review The Avalon Literary Review
 Blue Fifth Review Oak Bend Review The Christian Century
 Bop Dead City The Ofi Press The Gatherings Project
 Boston Literary Magazine O.Henry Magazine The Mantle
 Broad River Review  One Art The New Verse News
Christian Science Monitor PainPathways The Rusty Nail
Connotation Press Parent:Wise Austin The Sixty-Four: Best Poets of 2019
 Cowboy Poetry Paris Voice The Sun
 Cutthroat Pinesong The Sunlight Press
 Dappled Things Pirene’s Fountain The Writer’s Almanac
 Dead Mule Pisgah Review Thieves Jargon
 Deep South Magazine Plainsongs 3rd Wednesday
 Delta Poetry Review Poetica Magazine Time of Singing: A Magazine of Christian Poetry
 Dime Show Review Poet’s Market Toasted Cheese
 Eclectica Poets Reading the News To the Bone
 Eunoia Review Poetry Foundation Train River Covid-19 Anthology
 Flutter Prairie Wolf Press Tryst
 Forsyth Woman Prime Number Magazine Turtle Island Quarterly
 Foundling Review Raptor Resource Project 27 rue de fleures
 Fourth & Sycamore Red Eft Review Valparaiso Poetry Review
 Garo Redheaded Stepchild Verse Daily
 Green Briar Review Red River Review Verse-Virtual
 Hektoen International:
A Journal of Medical Humanities
 Relief: A Christian Literary Expression Whole Terrain
 Iodine Salt Wild Goose Poetry Review
 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Sandy River Review Word Salad
 Your Daily Poem
and others…
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