Dr. Philip Terman

Pennsylvania, United States

Member Since: 12/01/2011

I am the author of five books:  Our Portion:  New and Selected Poems (Autumn House, 2015), The Torah Garden (Autumn House, 2011), Rabbis of the Air (Autumn House, 2007), Book of the Unbroken Days (Mammoth books, 2005) and The House of Sages (Mammoth books, 1998). My poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Poetry, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, The Sun Magazine, The Forward, The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary Poetry,  The New Promised Land:  An Anthology of Jewish American Poetry and 99 Poems for the 99 Percent. As well, many of my poems have been translated into Arabic by the Syrian writer and scholar Saleh Rouzzak, and published in several Arabic journals. Recipient of the Kenneth Patchen Award, the Sow’s Ear Chapbook Prize, and the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award for Poetry on the Jewish Experience, I teach creative writing and literature at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where I directs the visiting writers’ program. I o-directs the Chautauqua Writers’ Festival and is contributing editor for poetry for the journal Chautauqua. More recently, I began The Bridge Literary and Arts Center in Franklin, PA, which sponsors workshops, events, and The Bridge Literary and Arts Journal. I live in a red-brick schoolhouse near Grove City, Pennsylvania, with my wife, Christine Hood, and our two daughters, Miriam and Bella. I've collaborated with other artists, including musicians, painters, and sculptors.  I occasionally performs my poetry with the jazz band The Barkeyville Triangle.

Website: www.philipterman.com


  • Our Portion: New and Selected Poems , Autumn House Press


  • Professor at Clarion University (September 1992 - )


  • Doctoral Degree in English from Ohio State University (June 1988)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry