is an internationally published poet who writes from her home in upstate New York. Her poetry emphasizes self-awareness as a means to social awareness. Find her work in: Dissident Voice, Dove Tales, Green Ink Poetry, In Parentheses, Misfit Magazine, Nine Cloud Journal, Paddler Press, Poetry Quarterly, Red Weather, and many other fine PUBLICATIONS. Terrell is a wife, mother, and former manager in the nonprofit sector. Her BOOKS have received five-star reviews and accolades from her peers.
AMAZON UK CUSTOMER REVIEW:
Her first collection, Vision, and Other Things We Hide From, is a metaphysical tour-de-force exploring, investigating her spirituality. This new book deep dives into a watery theme. An elemental force
'Perhaps, the tree
Only wanted to feel young again.
But where will
The ocean go, to feel small?'
This small verse from "Regaining Wonderment" encapsulates Samantha's poetry for me. The poem is a meditation about a piece of driftwood on the beach. Samantha excites the imagination, as if the ocean is a living being, which it is, that may require solitude or a feeling of oneness. Nature is used to intricately explore what it means to be human.
Keeping Afloat (JC STUDIO Press) is a water-themed chapbook, published in 2021. Confronting the Elements, forthcoming in 2023, is a full poetry collection paying tribute to the other three natural elements - fire, earth, and air.
Both books feature all original (non-AI) cover art and sketchwork or watercolor illustrations by professional artist, Jane Cornwell. Keeping Afloat is available internationally through Amazon and its affiliates. Read multiple reviews here:
A video review of Terrell's five-star debut collection, Vision, and Other Things We Hide From (Potter's Grove Press), published in March 2021, has been generously provided by Alan Parry of Broken Spine Arts (UK). Click the video on the left to view.