Teri Ellen Cross Davis


Teri Ellen Cross Davis is the author of Haint, (winner of the 2017 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry, Gival Press, 2016) and a more perfect Union, (winner of the 2019 Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize, Mad Creek Books, Feb. 2021). She was awarded the Poetry Society of America's 2020 Robert H. Winner Memorial Award and is the recipient of grants from the Sustainable Arts Foundation and The Freya Project. A member of the Black Ladies Brunch Collective, she has been awarded fellowships and scholarships to Cave Canem, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Hedgebrook, Community of Writers Poetry Workshop, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Hermitage Artist Retreat, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Her work has appeared in print, online, and in many journals and anthologies including: Academy of American Poets; Deep Beauty; Not Without Our Laughter; Harvard Review, PANK, Poetry Ireland Review, and Kenyon Review.