Stephen White specializes in figurative paintings done on wood in gold leaf and transparent oil glazes. His work is available through the Little Art Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Village Smith Gallery in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Terri Kirby Erickson is the award-winning author of two previous collections of poetry, including Telling Tales of Dusk, which was published by Press 53 in 2009 and reached #23 on The Poetry Foundation Contemporary Best Sellers list in 2010. Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals, anthologies and other publications, including The Christian Science Monitor, JAMA and the North Carolina Literary Review. In 2009, she received a Best of the Net nomination for “Oak Tree” and a Pushcart Prize nomination for “Blue Hydrangeas.” Both of these poems appear in her collection, Telling Tales of Dusk. Another poem from this collection, “County Fair,” was featured on Verse Daily. Terri has lectured at both the high school and university level, and has conducted numerous poetry workshops.  For more information, please see her website at: http://terrikirbyerickson.wordpress.com/

In the Palms of Angels includes the following award-winning poems: 

“Wedding Days,” First Place in the “Love” Category of The Writers’ Ink Guild Fields of Earth poetry contest, 2010

“Topsail Island,” Second Place, Poetry Council of North Carolina, James Larkin Pearson Contest for Free Verse, 2009

“At the Drive-In,” Third Place, North Carolina Poetry Society Mary Ruffin Poole American Heritage Award, 2010

“Shrimp Boat Captain,” First Place, Poetry,
 Carteret Writers 19th Annual Writing Contest

"More than a poet, Terri Kirby Erickson is the best friend you always wanted, the kind you can count on both to tell you the truth, and to help you bear it. Her poems shimmer like moonlight on water in the farthest corners of your soul." 
Sharon Randall, syndicated columnist and author of Birdbaths and Paper Cranes 

“Terri Kirby Erickson's In the Palms of Angels invites us to enter the world of everyday life made numinous by the poet's voice. "Heaven," for example, becomes a real place with white curtains billowing, the cry of gulls, the sizzle of bacon, a place where one wakes up among the things and people one has loved. Her poems become metaphorical palms in which angelic encounters are cradled.” 
— Kathryn Stripling Byer, former Poet Laureate of North Carolina and author of Wildwood Flower and Coming to Rest

“There is no store-bought redemption pasted to the ends of these poems, but neither will you find hopelessness, self-pity, a turning away from the world. What you will find at the core of all these poems is the timeless North Carolinian’s beneficent but ungilded witnessing.” 
— Ron Powers, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, co-author of True Compass and Flags of Our Fathers

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In the Palms of Angels
by Terri Kirby Erickson

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