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About Elaine Terranova


Elaine Terranova is the author of five collections of poetry: Dames Rocket (Penstroke Press); Not To: New and Selected Poems (Sheep Meadow Press); The Dog's Heart (Orchises Press); Damages (Copper Canyon Press); and The Cult of the Right Hand (Doubleday), winner of the 1990 Walt Whitman Award ; and the chapbooks, Elegiac: Footnotes to Rilke’s Duino Elegies and Toward Morning/Swimmers.

Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Ploughshares.

Her translation of Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis is part of the Penn Greek Drama Series (University of Pennsylvania Press).

The recipient of numerous awards, including a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, the Pushcart Prize, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Terranova teaches writing at the Community College of Philadelphia and in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Rutgers, Camden.