Richard Terrill

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Minneapolis, MN 55428

Author's Bio

Richard Terrill’s new book is What Falls Away Is Always: Poems & Conversations from Holy Cow! Press.  (www.holycowpress.org) He is the author of five previous books including the memoir Fakebook: Improvisations on a Journey Back to Jazz; Coming Late to Rachmaninoff, winner of the Minnesota Book Award for Poetry; and Saturday Night in Baoding: A China Memoir, winner of the Associated Writing Programs Award for Nonfiction.  He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Wisconsin and Minnesota State Arts Boards, the Jerome Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, as well as three Fulbright Fellowships. Work has appeared in journals such as Iowa Review, Georgia Review, North American Review, Missouri Review, River Teeth, New Letters, Fourth Genre, and Crazyhorse.  He is Professor Emeritus at Minnesota State, Mankato, where he was Distinguished Faculty Scholar.  He currently works as a jazz saxophone player.  His website is www.richardterill.com.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Books:
Fakebook: Improvisations on a Journey Back to Jazz (Limelight Editions, 2000)
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Saturday Night in Baoding: A China Memoir (University of Arkansas Press, 1990)
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Writer's Chronicle

Poetry

Books:
What Falls Away Is Always: Poems and Conversations (Holy Cow! Press, 2020)
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Almost Dark (University of Tampa Press, 2010)
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Coming Late to Rachmaninoff (University of Tampa Press, 2003)
Prizes won: 

fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Wisconsin and Minnesota State Arts Boards, the Jerome Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre for the Arts, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, as well as three Fulbright Fellowships.  Associated Writing Programs Award for Nonfiction.

More Information

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Last update: Jan 15, 2021