Alice Teeter

Alice Teeter (Poetry) | Atlanta, GA

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Alice Teeter is a Lecturer in Poetry, at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She studied poetry at Eckerd College with Peter Meinke. Her chapbook 20 CLASS A was published in 1975 by Morningstar Media, Tallahassee, Florida. Her collection of poems String Theory won the Georgia Poetry Society’s 2008 Charles B. Dickson Chapbook Contest, judged by poet Lewis Turco, her book When It Happens To You . . . was published in 2009 by Star Cloud Press, Elephant Girls was published in 2015 by Kelsay Books/Aldrich Press and Finishing Line Press has accepted her chapbook Mountain Mother Poems for publication.

Teeter is a member of Alternate ROOTS, a service organization for artists doing community-based work in the Southeast, a member of the Artist Conference Network, a national coaching community for people doing creative work, and a member of the Atlanta Women’s Poetry Collective. With her partner, Kathie deNobriga, she hosts a monthly Art Salon where artists of all kinds present finished work or work in progress to small, but appreciative audiences.


Elephant Girls (Aldrich Press, 2015). Poetry.
When it Happens to You (Star Cloud Press, 2009). Poetry.


  • Mountain Mother Poems (Finishing Line Press, TBD). Poetry.
  • String Theory (Georgia Poetry Society, 2007). Winner, Charles B. Dickson Chapbook Competition. Poetry.
  • 20 Class A (Morningstar Media, 1973). Poetry.

Blurbs, Press & Reviews

“Alice Teeter’s poetry is accessible, but full of underlying longing, mysterious meanings, and playful musing. Her poems have a unique style: easy to read, specifically visualized with a strong narrative thread—but with a dreamlike clarity.”
—Peter Meinke, former director of Eckerd College’s Writing Workshop, and Poet Laureate of St. Petersburg, FL

“Need magic & mystery? Apply within…”
—Dan Veach, founder and editor, the Atlanta Review, Atlanta, Georgia

“In her wonderful and strange and wonderfully strange new collection, Alice Teeter writes about eros and myth, about humor and loss . . . In poems that are limpid and joyful, Alice Teeter shows both a mastery of craft and a gift of sustainment.”
—Mike James, author of Elegy in Reverse and Past Due Notices

“As I read Alice Teeter’s Elephant Girls I imagined a calliope playing in the background and every once in a while a bass drum interrupting with a clap of thunder. Wonderfully engrossing sounds, images, deeps and highs. A truly enjoyable book of poems.”
—Lewis Turco, author of The Book of Forms and The Familiar Stranger

“Imagination, compassion, wit, and wisdom volley in Teeter’s Elephant Girls . . . These poems bear witness to dreams that pester daylight even as realities unravel dreams. Part oracle, part trobairitz, Teeter reminds us of the unknown in the known, the quiet mystery of the ordinary.”
—Melissa Dickson, author of Cameo and Sweet Aegis; Medusa Poems

When It Happens To You — They’re strong, passionate poems… The love poems are plangent, beautiful and somehow painful… these poems [are] alive and pulsing with human feeling unmediated by anything outside the experience they convey…
—Rhina Espaillat, bilingual American poet, translator

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