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Terri Kirby Erickson is the award-winning author of three collections of poetry. Her latest book, In the Palms of Angels, was released by Press 53 in April, 2011, and was recently #12 in poetry book sales in the country on Amazon!

Background Information

Award-winning poet Terri Kirby Erickson has been writing poetry all her life, but only began to pursue it as a career in 2005. Since then, she has had three collections of poetry published, as well as more than 100 poems in various literary journals and anthologies including The Christian Science Monitor, JAMA, Verse Daily, The North Carolina Literary Review and many others. She is also available for poetry readings. Please contact her publisher, Kevin Morgan Watson at Press 53, through, for poetry reading requests.    


Honors and Awards:
Nominated for the Pushcart Prize
Nominated for Best of the Net Award
One of eleven international winners of the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Prize, April, 2011
Honorable Mention, 2011 Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition
First Place, Love Category, North Carolina Poetry Society, for Frank and Alice: A Love Story, 2011
First Place, Love Category, The Writers’ Ink Guild Fields of Earth Poetry Contest for “Wedding Days,” 2010
First Place, Carteret Writers 19th Annual Writing Contest for “Shrimp Boat Captain,” 2010
Second Place, Poetry Council of North Carolina’s James Larkin Pearson Contest for Free Verse for “Topsail Island,” 2010
Third Place, North Carolina Poetry Society’s Mary Ruffin Poole American Heritage Award, “At the Drive-In,” 2010
Second Place, Poetry Council of North Carolina’s Ellen Johnston-Hale Contest for Light Verse, “Bobbing for Apples,” 2009
Honorable Mention, North Carolina Poetry Society’s Caldwell Nixon Jr. Contest, “Madison’s Picture,” 2009
Honorable Mention, North Carolina Poetry Society’s Lyman Haiku Contest, 2009
The Northwest Cultural Council International Juried Art & Poetry Exhibit, “Devotion,” 2007
The Northwest Cultural Council International Juried Art & Poetry Exhibit, “My Father,” 2006

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Syndicated columnist Sharon Randall had this to say about her new collection, In the Palms of Angels: "More than a poet, Terri Kirby Erickson is the best friend you always wanted, the kind you can count on both to tell you the truth, and to help you bear it. Her poems shimmer like moonlight on water in the farthest corners of your soul."

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