Terhi K. Cherry

POETRY

 

Terhi K. Cherry's debut chapbook Feed It to the River is now available from Moon Tide Press. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and her work appears in SWWIM Every Day, TIMBER, Rogue Agent, Literary Mama, Un(mother) Anthology & Film, and elsewhere. Terhi lives in Los Angeles and facilitates poetry for personal growth.

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Feed It to the River

Terhi K. Cherry's debut poetry book now available for pre-order from Moon Tide Press.

SELECTED & FORTHCOMING

As I Descend, My Mother Calls a Taxi - Thimble Literary Magazine (Sept, 2022)

Troubleshooting Loss - SWWIM Every Day (Sept 2, 2022)

Horse Girl Hanging - TIMBER (Summer 11.2, 2021)

The Night I Sleep in the Nursery - Literary Mama (July/Aug 2021)

When Are You Having Children? - Rogue Agent (June 1, 2021)

Perhaps the Life I'll Never Have - Un(mother) Anthology (May 23, 2021)

How to Save a Meringue - Un(mother) Anthology (May 23, 2021)

There Will Be a Day You Meet Yourself at the River's Edge  - Un(mother) Anthology (May 23, 2021)

Driving Through Death Valley - Cultural Weekly (Feb 25, 2021) 

At Denny's - Cultural Weekly (Feb 25, 2021)

 

A Woman Alone - Vox Viola Literary Magazine (Issue 2, 2020)

 

A Gaping Wound - Vox Viola Literary Magazine (Issue 2, 2020)

 

In Superposition - The Wild Word (Issue 49, 2020)

 

Entanglement - ONTHEBUS (Issue 24, 2020)

PUSHCART PRIZE NOMINATION

 

Driving Through Death Valley - Cultural Daily (2021) 

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When Your Aging Mother Reveals Her Endometriosis in Passing

When Your Aging Mother Reveals Her Endometriosis in Passing
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The poem appeared in the Un(mother) film/digital art piece, born from a Growing Poetry project, and showcased as part of Brighton Fringe festival (May-June 2021). The Un(mother) film and anthology amplify the voices of all women who do not have children: from those who chose this path, to women whose bodies or circumstances made that choice for them. The film is now available to watch on YouTube.

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Feed It to the River challenges the culture of silence around pregnancy loss. The poems depict a sisterhood in the struggle – women obsessing about motherhood over cycle tracking, peeing on sticks, and fertility spells. Facing social pressures to bloom before the clock winds down, the poet seeks answers to her miscarriage and explores the personal origin story with her own mother. All the while chrysanthemums in her childhood garden, and rivers born of this earth, speak the language of loss.

Available from Moon Tide Press.