Terry Lucas

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Poet/Critic/Essayist
Location Mill Valley, CA, United States
Introduction was born in the Midwest, grew up in New Mexico, and has lived in the San Francisco bay area for two decades. Terry's work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in numerous literary journals, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Best New Poets 2012, Crab Orchard Review, Green Mountains Review, Great River Review, New Millennium Writings, and The Comstock Review. His work has garnered six Pushcart Prize nominations. He is the winner of the 2014 Crab Orchard Review Special Issue Feature Award in Poetry. His chapbook, Altar Call, was a winner in the the 2013 San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival, and appears in the Anthology, Diesel. His chapbook, If They Have Ears to Hear, won the 2012 Copperdome Poetry Chapbook Contest, and is available from Southeast Missouri State University Press. His first full-length collection of poems, In This Room (CW Books, 2016), is now available, and his second, Dharma Rain, was released by Saint Julian Press in October of 2016. Terry is a 2008 poetry MFA graduate of New England College, and a free-lance poetry consultant. Terry is the sixth Poet Laureate of Marin County California. For more information about him and his work see www.terrylucas.com
Interests New Mexico, Monterey Bay, Chicago, San Francisco--pretty much anywhere west of the Mississippi. Pretty much anything written in English after Whitman. Pretty much any music played on trumpet, guitar or piano. Any food with Caesar Salad. Or with eggs. Cold weather. Cities. Music, art, literature, wine, blueberries, living to age 100, space travel, mountains, fire.
Favorite Movies Too many to name--currently, "Inglorious Basterds."
Favorite Music Again, too much to name. I recently discovered Eric Whittaker's choral music.
Favorite Books Again, too too many: see the 20th Century American Literature Section of the Chicago Public Library, for example.