Terri Kirby Erickson

Location Lewisville, NC
Occupation Writer/Editor
Website http://terrikirbyerickson.wordpress.com

Books by Terri Kirby Erickson
  • by Terri Kirby Erickson
    AuthorHouse, 2006.

  • by Terri Kirby Erickson
    Press 53, 2009.

  • by Terri Kirby Erickson
    Press 53, 2011.

  • by Terri Kirby Erickson
    Press 53, 2014.
  • About Me

    I'm the author of four collections of poetry, Thread Count (2006), Telling Tales of Dusk (2009), In the Palms of Angels (2011), and A Lake of Light and Clouds (Press 53, 2014). Prizes include the Joy Harjo Poetry Prize, a Nautilus Book Award, the Poetry for Their Freedom Award, Gold Medal for Poetry in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Nazim Hikmet Poetry Award, and many others. My work has been published in the 2013 Poet's Market, The Writer's Almanac, Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry, The Christian Science Monitor, JAMA, Asheville Poetry Review, North Carolina Literary Review, and many others. I live in North Carolina...

    Why do you write?

    I write because I have no choice. Sometimes I wake up with a poem in my head and I can't eat or move forward in the day until I get whatever is in my mind, on paper, or onscreen, as it were... And it is a wonderful feeling when you actually connect with readers--when they tell you how much something you have written means to them.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Ted Kooser: Delights & Shadows; Kim Addonizio: What is This Thing Called Love?:Jane Eyre: Charlotte Bronte; Mere Christianity: C.S. Lewis; A Coney Island of the Mind: Lawrence Ferlinghetti. I also enjoy Anne Perry's Victorian mysteries, and Robert Parker's detective novels. Also, Tennessee Williams, Virginia Woolf, John Irving, Sue Monk Kidd, and funny books like The Sweet Potato Queen's Book of Love, by Jill Conner Browne.

    Terri Kirby Erickson's Wall

    Kim Conklin – Aug 23, 2010

    Thanks for the kind words on 3 a.m.! I appreciate the read.

    Meg Pokrass – Jul 06, 2010

    Terri, thanks for your warm comment on "Perch"!!

    Darryl Price – Jun 01, 2010

    Enjoyed the poetry to the max!

    Robert Vaughan – Jun 01, 2010

    So thrilled to find you here Terri!

    Meg Pokrass – Apr 21, 2010

    Thank you so much for your kind comment on Cougar. Yep, it bugs me to death, that term. God.

    Meg Pokrass – Apr 14, 2010

    thank you for your kind words on my story and poem!!

    Darryl Price – Apr 14, 2010

    Ah, the swing.

    Terri Kirby Erickson – Apr 11, 2010

    Hey Sam!! Hope you are well...and Meg, love 'ya!

    Sam Rasnake – Apr 11, 2010

    Hello, Terri.

    Meg Pokrass – Apr 11, 2010

    You are here!!! I am so excited!!

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