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

Her publications include To Embroider the Ground with Prayer (Wayne State University Press, 2012); the chapbook Friday Nights the Whole Town Goes to the Basketball Game (Michigan Writers Cooperative Press, 2009); and poems and essays in journals. Her work is included in Poetry in Michigan/​ Michigan in Poetry from New Issues Press, and in the forthcoming Elemental, an anthology of essays about Michigan from Wayne State University Press.

She is a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, alumna, and past Writer-in-Residence at Interlochen Arts Academy. She received a fellowship from Western Michigan Universityís Prague Summer Program, and has recently won the 2018 Moveen Prize in Poetry.

A native of Michiganís Thumb, she is interested in themes of community and story. She is an active member of the community. She has served as chair of Michigan Writers, a literary collective devoted to supporting the development of writers in northern Michigan. She founded a writing workshop in northern Michigan for U.S. veterans, and currently serves on the board of directors of Power Literacy, a nonprofit organization which provides literacy materials for underserved children.

Teresa teaches the Front Street Writers program for high school students at the Traverse Bay Area Career-Tech Center in Traverse City, Michigan.

Selected Works

Poetry Anthology
Anthology of Michigan poets and artists.
Poetry
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.