Terry Hertzler

2143 Stone Pine Dr.
Las Cruces, NM 88012

Author's Bio

Terry Hertzler has worked as a writer and editor for 30 years, writing for magazines and newspapers, as well as producing sales, marketing, PR and technical documents for a variety of commercial and non-profit organizations. He has taught writing—including composition, poetry and technical writing—at the university level as well as for The Writing Center and the Southern California Writers’ Conference. His work has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize and his poetry and short stories have appeared in a variety of publications, including Stand Up Poetry: An Expanded Anthology, In the Palm of Your Hand: The Poet’s Portable Workshop, North American Review, Margie, Nimrod, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as being produced on stage and for radio and television. His publications include The Way of the Snake, a book of poetry on the war in Vietnam, Second Skin, and several other books of poetry and fiction. He owns Caernarvon Press, which has been publishing poetry, short fiction and nonfiction since 1985, and was a founder of the San Diego Writers’ Cooperative (www.sandiegowriters.org). He has also owned two bookstores and sells rare and collectible books on the Internet. Hertzler served with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam, 1969-70.

Publications and Prizes

Second Skin
(Caernarvon Press, 2003)
, The Way of the Snake
(Caernarvon Press, 1985)
In the Palm of Your Hand
(Tilbury House, 1995)
, Magee Park Poets Anthology
(Carlsbad Library, 1999)
, Stand-Up Poetry: An Expanded Anthology
(University of Iowa Press, 2002)
City Works, Crazyquilt, Deros, Grasslimb, Grasslimb: A Journal of Art and Literature, Incoming, Margie, Nimrod, North American Review, Pedestal Magazine, Poets Against the War, Vision Magazine
Prizes Won: 
The Writer - 2nd Place in Short Memoir contest - September 2006 Finalist - James Hearst Poetry Prize, 2007 Literal Latte - 1st Place in Short Shorts Award - 2009

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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Mansfield, Ohio & Phoenix, Arizona, AZ
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Last updated: Jul 11, 2018