About Terri Witek
Terri Witek is the author of The Rape Kit (2018), Body Switch (2016), Exit Island (2012); The Shipwreck Dress (2008), a Florida Book Award winner; The Carnal World (2006), Fools and Crows (2003), Courting Couples (winner of the 2000 Center for Book Arts Contest), and Robert Lowell and LIFE STUDIES: Revising the Self (1993). A native of northern Ohio, she teaches English at Stetson University, where she holds the Sullivan Chair in Creative Writing. In 2000, she received the McInery Award for Teaching, and in 2008, she received the John Hague Teaching Award for outstanding teaching in the liberal arts and sciences.
Throughout her career she has worked with visual artists, and the reverberations between mediums is explored in much of her work. Her collaborations with Brazilian new media artist Cyriaco Lopes have been featured in galleries or site-specific projects in New York City, Los Angeles and elsewhere.
- JUDITH: 25 Women Visual Poets (Timglaset, March 2021), editor Amanda Earl
- WAAVe Anthology of Women Asemic and Visual Artists (Hysterical Press, July, 2021), editor Kristine Snodgrass.
- Litterateur RW= Doll Wig + Ladle: “The regime made an announcement,” “But night said ‘almost.’,” “To the regime”
- Western Humanities Review: “Double Flight Sons,” “Sound Sons,” “I ____ Sons”
- Postcards for Perec: Two Hundred and Forty-Three Postcards in Real Colour as invited artist (curator: Linda Susan Parr—Wiltshire, UK). Postcard: “Tongue Balcon,” exhibited in University of West England (UWE) Bower Ashton Library, Bristol—July-August.
- in The Stoa of Echoes, “The Liminal,” Nov 2021-Jan 22, solo show by Cyriaco Lopes and Terri Witek
Awards and Grants in Poetry/ Visual Arts:
- Slope Editions Prize (2017)
- Florida Book Awards 2012 (Exit Island) (2008) (fThe Shipwreck Dress).
- Artists’ residency in Chania, Crete (2014)
- recife/s finalist (avant garde category)
- British Film Festival, Los Angeles, (5/2009)
- Artist of the Month Image magazine (6/2009)
- MacDowell Colony Fellowships (2007, 2005)
- Hawthornden Castle International Writers Retreat (2008)
- Walter Dakin Fellowship, Sewanee Writers Conference
- Florida Individual Artists Fellowship, (2003)
- Associate Artist, Atlantic Center for the Arts, (1998)
- White River Writers Conference Scholarship, (2009, 2008, 2004,1998, 1995)
- Tennessee Williams Scholar in Poetry, (1996)
- Sewanee Writers Conference, (1993)
- Margaret Bridgman Scholar in Poetry
- Bread Loaf Writers Conference
- 1991, American Academy of Poets
- First Prize, 1985 (Vanderbilt University)