Teresa E. Gallion completed her undergraduate training at the University of Illinois Chicago and received her master’s degree in Psychology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She retired from New Mexico state government in 2012.
She moved to New Mexico in 1987. While writing sporadically for many years, in 1998 she started reading her work in the local Albuquerque poetry community. She has been a featured reader at local coffee houses, bookstores, art galleries, museums, libraries, Outpost Performance Space, the Route 66 Festival in 2001 and the State of Oklahoma’s Poetry Festival in Cheyenne, Oklahoma in 2004. She occasionally hosts an open mic.
Teresa’s work is published in numerous Journals and anthologies. She has two CDs: On the Wings of the Wind and Poems from Chasing Light. She has published three books: Walking Sacred Ground, Contemplation in the High Desert and Chasing Light.
Chasing Light was a finalist in the 2013 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards.
Teresa began writing poetry in college as a relaxing exercise after final exams each semester. She continued to write after college on an irregular basis when faced with challenges of daily living. She has been a serious writer since 1999 and an active member in the Albuquerque poetry community.
The surreal high desert landscape and her personal spiritual journey influence the writing of this Albuquerque poet. When she is not writing, she is committed to her first love, hiking the enchanted landscapes of New Mexico.
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