teri elam


Augusta, GA

Author's Bio

teri elam, an Atlanta resident, has been published in various publications, including Prairie Schooner, Slice Magazine, Limp Wrist, and Auburn Avenue. Her lamentation about black girls’ criminalization in schools, “Butterflies,” was adapted into a Visual Poetry Project film; and, her essay was included in an anthology contemplating the 2020 pandemic, Alone Together. elam is a Pushcart Prize nominee, Rita Dove, and Two Sylvias Wilder Poetry Prize, finalist. Her poem about the legendary Doris Payne was awarded honorable mention in the Jeff Marks Memorial prize contest for december magazine. A Cave Canem Graduate Fellow, elam has work forthcoming in The Future of Black: Afrofuturism and Black Comics Poetry anthology. A Tuskegee University alumna, she has an EdM from the University of Georgia and an MFA from the University of Southern Maine.

Publications & Prizes

The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (University of Georgia Press, 2007)
Auburn Avenue
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Limp Wrist
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Last update: Aug 24, 2021