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Teresa Scollon is a poet, essayist, editor, and reviewer.

Author of To Embroider the Ground with Prayer (Wayne State University Press, 2012) and the chapbook Friday Nights the Whole Town Goes to the Basketball Game (Michigan Writers Cooperative Press, 2009), she has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Western Michigan University’s Prague Summer Program. She is alumna and past Writer-in-Residence at Interlochen Arts Academy.

Her poems have appeared in several journals, including Third Coast, Dunes Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Atlanta Review, Damselfly Press, and Nimrod. Her poem “River, Page” won the Split This Rock 2009 poetry contest.

A native of Michigan’s Thumb, she is interested in themes of community and story. She is the former chair of the board of directors of Michigan Writers, Inc., a literary nonprofit organization devoted to supporting the development of writers in northern Michigan. She recently founded a writing workshop in northern Michigan for U.S. veterans.

Former book review editor for ForeWord Reviews, Teresa continues freelance editing and reviewing. She teaches composition and creative writing at Northwestern Michigan College.

Selected Works

Poetry Anthology
Anthology of Michigan poets and artists.
A beautiful meditation on grief, memory, and the seasons of life.
Winner of the Michigan Writers Chapbook contest, this chapbook collects persona poems and personal poems to illuminate a world of humor, deep feelings, and strong community.