The Poet and the Poem
Featured Terry Edmonds
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Terry Edmonds is a born and bred Baltimorean. Since the 1980s, he has been an active member of the poetry community in both Baltimore and New York. His first two chapbooks, Thank God for the Lowlife and To Hear This Message Again Press Ten, were published by Baltimore's Apathy Press in 1989 and 90, respectively. Terry has also been a featured reader at numerous poetry events in both cities. Currently residing in New York with his partner Wendy Levine, he's been an active member of New York's Riverside Poets workshop; and his poems have appeared in the group's annual anthology.
Terry developed a love for language and poetry as a young boy growing up in the projects of Baltimore. The writing passion led to a more than 45-year career as a public relations specialist and executive speechwriter, including serving as chief speechwriter for President Bill Clinton. While his professional career demanded most of his energy and time, Terry has continued to write and occasionally published his poems. This is his first major collection since 2014.