Terry Ann Thaxton has published two full-length collections of poetry, both from Salt Publishing: Getaway Girl (2011) and The Terrible Wife (2013), as well as a textbook, Creative Writing in the Community: A Guide (Bloomsbury, 2014). Her essay “Delusions of Grandeur” won The Missouri Review 2012 Jeffrey E. Smith Editor’s prize. She has also published essays and poetry in Ascent, Connecticut Review, Defunct, Gulf Coast, Cimarron Review, flyway, Sou’wester, Lullwater, Teaching Artist Journal, and other journals. She has an MFA from Vermont College. She teaches creative writing at the University of Central Florida, where she also directs the MFA program.