In the Palms of Angels by Terri Kirby Erickson


In the Palms of Angels by Terri Kirby Erickson


Next Generation Book Awards Gold Medal

Nautilus Book Awards Silver Medal

International Book Awards Finalist

ISBN 978-1-935708-27-8

8.5 x5.5 paperback

110 pages

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Praise for In the Palms of Angels


"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


About the Author

Terri Kirby Erickson is the author of five full-length collections of award-winning poetry. Her work has appeared in the 2013 Poet’s Market, Ted Kooser’s American Life in PoetryAsheville Poetry Review,Atlanta ReviewBoston Literary MagazineChristian Science MonitorCutthroat: A Journal of the ArtsJournal of the America Medical AssociationLiterary Mama, NASA News & NotesNorth Carolina Literary ReviewstorySouthThe Southern Poetry Anthology (Texas Review Press), The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison KeillorVerse Daily, and many others. Awards include the Joy Harjo Poetry Prize, Nazim Hikmet Poetry Award, Atlanta Review International Publication Prize, Gold Medal in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and a Nautilus Silver Book Award. She lives in North Carolina.

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