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Terri Kirby Erickson


BSR Contributor Since May 22, 2012

Terri Kirby Erickson is a poet who lives in Lewisville, N.C.

Terri Kirby Erickson is the award-winning author of three collections of poetry, including her latest book, In the Palms of Angels (Press 53), which won the Gold Medal for Poetry in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards as well as a 2012 Nautilus Silver Award for Poetry.

Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in American Life in Poetry, 2013 Poet's Market, JAMA, the Christian Science Monitor, storySouth, North Carolina Literary Review, Land Rover Magazine and many others. She has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and a Best of the Net Award, and was a finalist for the international Rita Dove Poetry Award as well as one of eleven winners of the 2011 Nazim Hikmet Poetry competition.

She lives in North Carolina with her husband of 20 years. For more information about her poetry, please visit her website at

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Naive young men, protective older women.

Stephen King’s ‘Joyland’

How Stephen King pushes my buttons

By creating true-to-life characters and nostalgic narratives, Stephen King makes it easy for us to suspend our disbelief about the macabre events in his novels.
Terri Kirby Erickson

Terri Kirby Erickson

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In the Internet age, who has innocence to lose?

E.L. James's "Fifty Shades of Grey'

Not the whips and chains again!, or: Fifty Shades meets the voice of experience

Just what the world needs: another romance novel about a blushing virgin who's ravished by a wealthy, attractive and powerful sadomasochist. As an older woman who has known genuine pain and loss, I have a better idea.
Terri Kirby Erickson

Terri Kirby Erickson

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