Thread Count

by Terri Kirby Erickson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/11/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781420892987

About the Book


Thread Count belongs in everyone’s library.  Many of the poems will forever be committed to memory and quoted through time…as their meanings are eternal and beautiful.   

--Mark Houston, M.D., What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Hypertension

Like a time capsule, her (Erickson's) poetry draws in a reader as vividly as a snapshot or a painting, but with descriptions of emotions and environments that are lost in translation with film or paint. --Denise Kasper, Winston-Salem Journal

Terri Erickson has made a marvel in these poems, a gift of connection that is rich, deep and wide.  She expresses the essence of things both ordinary and remarkable in ways that invite the rest of us to experience our own lives more fully and deeply.  In a world all too shallow and in love with speed, these poems demonstrate the great value of depth, caring and the moment taken to pause and consider. 

--Nelson Adams, Learn to Be Happy

About the Author

Terri Kirby Erickson was born in North Carolina, where she has lived most of her life.  Her first collection of poetry, Thread Count, was published by AuthorHouse in 2006.  Her second collection, Telling Tales of Dusk, will be published by Press 53 in September, 2009.  Her work has been published by or is forthcoming in Bay Leaves, Blue Fifth Review, Broad River Review, Christian Science Monitor, Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Forsyth Woman, JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association): Poetry and Medicine Column, August 19, 2009; Long Story Short, Muse India, nine anthologies by Old Mountain Press, Parent:Wise Austin, Paris Voice, Pinesong, Pisgah Review, Relief: A Quarterly Christian Expression, Silver Boomer Books, Smoking Poet, Still Crazy, Thieves Jargon, Wild Goose Poetry Review, WomenBloom, Voices and Vision:  A Collection of Writings By and About Empowered Women, and others.  Her poem, “Bobbing for Apples,” won second place in the Poetry Council of North Carolina’s 2008 Ellen Johnston-Hale Contest for Light Verse.  Her poem, “Madison’s Picture,” won honorable mention in the North Carolina Poetry Society’s 2009 Caldwell Nixon Jr. Contest, and she won honorable mention in the Lyman Haiku Contest.  The Northwest Cultural Council also selected her work in 2006 and 2007, for an international juried poetry exhibit.  She is a member of the North Carolina Poetry Society and lives in North Carolina with her husband of eighteen years.