Winner of the 2017 T.S. Eliot Prize in Poetry

"I'd trade all of my wedding rings

for weeds and dirt and swamp."

--from The Terrible Wife


Terry Ann Thaxton is an award winning poet, essayist, and teacher. Her third book of poems, Mud Song, is out from Truman State University Press.

Her other books of poems include Getaway Girl and The Terrible Wife, which won a Florida Book Award. She is also the author of Creative Writing in the Community: A Guide.

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