Terese Coe

Judged: Apr-Jun 2020


Terese Coe

Terese Coe was born in New York, NY. She received a B.A. in English with a minor in comparative literature from the City College of New York and an M.A. in dramatic literature from the University of Utah. Her poems and translations have appeared in US journals including 32 PoemsAble MuseAlaska Quarterly ReviewAmerican Arts QuarterlyThe Cincinnati ReviewThe Connecticut ReviewThe Huffington PostMeasureNew American Writing, PloughsharesPoetrySmartish PaceThe Shakespeare NewsletterStone CanoeTar River Poetry, and The Threepenny Review; in the UK in Agenda,
AnonInterludeInterpreter’s HouseLeviathan QuarterlyNew Walk,
OrbisPoetry Review, the Times Literary Supplement, and Warwick Review; and in Ireland, in Crannog, Cyphers, and The Stinging Fly. The EBSCO research database lists numerous poems and translations by Coe.

Coe’s poem “More” was among those chosen by Poetry Review Guest Editor George Szirtes to be heli-dropped across London as part of the 2012 London Olympics’ Poetry Parnassus.

Terese Coe’s first collection of poems, The Everyday Uncommon, was published in 2005 by Wordtech. Her second and third collections, Shot Silk and Why You Can’t Go Home Again, were published in 2015 and 2018 by Kelsay Books. Her work appears in anthologies such as Anthology One (from the Alsop Review), Grace Notes: Poetry from the Pages of First Things, Irresistible Sonnets, and Phoenix Rising from the Ashes (Canada).

Coe has worked as editor and writer for publications including The New York Free Press and Changes (NY, 1969); English teacher and director of poetry workshops in Kathmandu, Nepal; director of children’s poetry workshops at the Sun Valley (ID) Center for the Arts; and as editorial consultant for numerous financial publications at investment banks in Manhattan. She is currently an adjunct professor of English writing and literature in NY.