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Elaine Terranova is the author of nine collections of poems, most recently, Perdido, released also as an audio book. An earlier book, Dollhouse, was winner of the Off the Grid Press 2013 Poetry Award. She received the 1990 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets for her first book, The Cult of the Right Hand. Her translation of Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis was published in the Penn Greek Drama Series. Her work was part of the Poetry Society’s Poetry in Motion project. Among her awards are a Pushcart Prize, a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, the Banister residency at Sweet Briar College, the Judah Magnus Award, two Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowships, and a National Endowment in the Arts Fellowship in Literature. Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, and other magazines and anthologies. For many years she was an instructor in English and Creative Writing in the Philadelphia area at the Community College of Philadelphia, Temple University, the University of Delaware, Curtis Institute, and in the Rutgers, Camden MFA Program. She also worked as a manuscript editor at J.B. Lippincott and as a free-lance writer and editor.

Read about her new memoir, The Diamond Cutter’s Daughter.


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