Terry Ehret

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Terry Ehret (born 1955 in San Francisco) is an American poet.


She graduated from Stanford University in 1977, and from San Francisco State University in 1984, with an MA.[1] She is the co-founder of Sixteen Rivers Press, a shared-work publishing collective for San Francisco Bay Area poets.[2]

She served as poet laureate of Sonoma County, from 2004–2006,[3] where she lives with her husband.[4]


  • 1993 National Poetry Series
  • 1994 California Book Award, silver medal for poetry
  • 1995 Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize
  • 2008 Northern California Book Reviewers nomination for poetry


  • Lucky Break. Sixteen Rivers Press. 2008. ISBN 978-0-9767642-6-7.
  • Translations from the Human Language. Sixteen Rivers Press. 2001. ISBN 978-0-9707370-1-4.
  • How We Go on Living (Protean Press, 1995)
  • Lost Body. Copper Canyon Press. 1993. ISBN 978-1-55659-057-3.


  • Orpheus and Company: Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology (University of New England Press, 1996)
  • Sam Hamill, ed. (1996). The gift of tongues: twenty-five years of poetry from Copper Canyon Press. Copper Canyon Press. ISBN 978-1-55659-116-7.
  • Geri Digiorno, Bill Vartnaw, eds. (2007). Petaluma Poetry Walk 10-Year Anthology: 1996 To 2005. Taurean Horn Press. ISBN 978-0-931552-15-1.CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)


  1. ^ http://terryehret.wordpress.com/about/
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-03. Retrieved 2009-09-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Joy Lanzendorfer (October 10, 2003). "Sonoma County's poet laureate is one of the prose". San Francisco Chronicle.
  4. ^ http://www.pw.org/content/%5Btitle%5D_4169[dead link]

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