Teri Ellen Cross Davis is the author of Haint, (Gival Press, 2016) winner of the 2017 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. She received her Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from American University and is a former talk-radio show producer for WAMU’s The Kojo Nnamdi show. She is a Cave Canem fellow and a member of the Black Ladies Brunch Collective. She has received fellowships to attend the Soul Mountain Writer’s Retreat, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Hedgebrook, The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She is on the Advisory Council of Split This Rock (a biennial poetry festival in Washington DC), a semi-finalist and finalist judge for the NEA’s Poetry Out Loud. She has received the Meret grant from the Freya Project and is an awardee of a 2019 Sustainable Arts Grant.
Her work has been published in many anthologies including: Bum Rush The Page: A Def Poetry Jam, Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade, Growing Up Girl, Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, D.C., Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets & Emcees, The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks, Not Without Our Laughter: poems of joy, humor, and sexuality, and The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic. Her work can be read online and in the following journals: Academy of American Poets, ArLiJo, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Delaware Poetry Review, Fledgling Rag, Gargoyle, Harvard Review, Kestrel, Little Patuxent Review, Natural Bridge, North American Review, Mom Egg Review, MiPOesias, Pacifica Literary Review, Poet Lore, Poetry Ireland Review, Raising Mothers, Tin House, Torch, and Sligo Journal. She is the Poetry Coordinator for the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. and lives in Maryland with her husband, poet Hayes Davis and their two children.
Terri Ellen Cross Davis was HoCoPoLitSo’s Writer in Residence in the Howard County (Maryland) school System for 2019/20.