Terri McCord

Poet

Greenville, SC 29609

Author's Bio

Terri McCord is a visual artist as well as a poet. The South Carolina Arts Commission awarded her the literary fellowship in poetry (out of state panel for jurors) for 2001-2002. She received a 2020 Pushcart nomination, and Finishing Line Press published her third volume of poetry - The Beauts! Other awards include finalist standing in the Press 53 Open Awards, as well as finalist in Pocataligo Poetry Prize from Yemassee Review, Southeast Review, and South Carolina Review. She has read for the State Book Festival, Sundown Poetry Series at the Spoleto Festival, Richland County Library Fall Lines, the Poetry Society of South Carolina, Furman University, Converse, Emrys and bookstores and journals. She has received nominations for Best of the Net and Pushcart Prizes.

McCord has also judged writing for the Raleigh Fine Arts Society, other groups and has taught and created arts and cross-curricular residencies through the South Carolina Arts Commission and various other venues. She has also taught at Clemson University and Anderson University. She earned an M.F.A. from Queens University in Charlotte in 2006.

She had the pleasure of writing an ekphrastic poem in response to a photograph in a collaborative project with the Film Shooters Collective: revela't, an international exhibition in 2021.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Archive: South Carolina Poetry Since 2005 (Ninety-Six Press, 2018)
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South Carolina Voices: Poetry and Prose (Atheneum, 2018)
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Kakalak 2016 (Main Street Rag, 2016)
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In the Yard (Old Mountain Press, Inc., 2014)
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200 New Mexico Poems: 100 Poems Celebrating the Past, 100 More for the Future (Word Press, 2012)
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And Love (Jacar Press, 2012)
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Kakalak (Main Street Rag, 2009)
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Kakalak (Main Street Rag, 2007)
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Southern Poetry Anthology (Texas Review Press, 2007)
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SC Millennial Sampler (Ninety-Six Press, 2005)
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Twenty: SC Poetry Fellows (Hub City Press, 2005)
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Quintet (Ninety-Six Press, 2003)
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Maggie's Drawers, Special Awards Issue (University of South Carolina Press, 1980)
Chapbooks:
The Beauts (Finishing Line Press, 2020)
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In the Company of Animals (South Carolina Poetry Initiative, 2008)
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The Art and the Wait (Finishing Line Press, 2008)
Journals:
Alchemy
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Circle Magazine
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Comstock Review
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Connecticut Review
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Escape Into Life
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Fall Lines
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Her Mark/Woman Made Gallery Date Book
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Jasper Magazine
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Karamu
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Kennesaw Review
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Lips
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Memoryhouse
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Potomac Review
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Potpourri
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Referential Magazine
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Rio Grande Review
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Slippery Elm
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South 85 Journal
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Talking River Review
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The Comstock Review
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The Monarch Review
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The Nassau Review
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Twelve Mile Review
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Wild Goose Poetry Review
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Wind
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Prizes won: 

2020 Pushcart Nomination, Slippery Elm Review    2008 Don Russ Poetry Prize Press     53 Open Awards Post and Courier from Poetry Society of SC      First Place in Single Poem Contest from SC Poetry Initiative    Second Place in Single Poem Contest from SC Poetry Initiative      Kakalak Honorable Mention      South Carolina Review Finalist      Southeast Review Finalist        Alice Conger Patterson Scholarship Award       Hub City and Emrys First Place       Yalobusha Review Honorable Mention      Vermont Studio Center Scholarship       Slapering Hol Chapbook Finalist        Yemassee Pocataligo Prize Finalist        Interlochen Finalist     Best of the Net Nomination      Pushcart Nomination

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Somerset Maugham, James Wright, Jorie Graham, Jane Kenyon, Louise Glück, Daniel Keyes, Carolyn Forché, Browning, Kevin Young, Terrance Hayes, James Salter, Milan Kundera, Robert Pirsig, Erich Fromm, Richard Adams, Linda Pastan, E.B. White, Li Young Lee
What I'm reading now: 
The Delicacy and Strength of Lace by Leslie Marmon Silko and James Wright

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Nashville, TN
Tennessee
Raised in: 
Greenville, SC
South Carolina
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Last update: Aug 08, 2021