Bio & Publications

Teresa K. Miller won the 2020 National Poetry Series with Borderline Fortune (Penguin, 2021), having previously placed as a finalist with two other manuscripts. A graduate of Barnard College and the Mills College MFA program, she is the author of sped (Sidebrow, 2013) and Forever No Lo (Tarpaulin Sky, 2008) as well as co-editor of Food First: Selected Writings from 40 Years of Movement Building (Food First Books, 2015). Her poems and essays have appeared in dozens of publications, including ZYZZYVA, AlterNet, Entropy, DIAGRAM, and Common Dreams. Originally from Seattle, she spent three years as a writer-in-residence at San Francisco’s Sanchez Grotto Annex and now tends a mini orchard near Portland, Oregon.

Full-Length Poetry Collections

Borderline Fortune (Penguin, Oct. 5, 2021), selected by Carol Muske-Dukes as a winner of the 2020 National Poetry Series, covered by NPR’s Bookworm, KPFA’s A Rude Awakening, Publishers Weekly, Library JournalPoets & Writers, The Oregonian, Common Dreams, the Montana Book Festival, and others
sped (Sidebrow, 2013), reviewed in The Los Angeles Review of Books and covered in The West Seattle Herald and Queen Mob’s Teahouse



Food First: Selected Writings From 40 Years of Movement Building (anthology, Food First Books, October 2015) with Tanya Kerssen



Forever No Lo (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2008), reviewed in American Book Review 30(3)



• “Zombie Viruses and Parasite Eggs; or, Horror Emerges from the Thawing Arctic,” with Gregory Giles in Berfrois: The Book (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2019), reviewed in The London Magazine
• “Fine Persuasion,” Conversations at the Wartime Café: A Decade of War, 2001–2011, edited by Sean Labrador y Manzano



ZYZZYVA #77, Word For/Word, Tarpaulin Sky, sparkle + blink, Sous Les Pavés, slouch, SHAMPOO, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Phenome, Pebble Lake Review, Parentheses, Moria, MiPOesias, kadar koli, Fourteen Hills, Flag + Void, E•ratio, Empty Mirror, DIAGRAM, Crux, Cricket Online Review, Crab Creek Review, Columbia Poetry Review #20, Coconutcan we have our ball back?, Bone & Ink, Berfrois8 Poems580 Split, 27 rue de fleures


Collaborative Film Essay Series Co-created with Musician Gregory Giles

• “The Light Moves and Changes Everything; or, the Quantum Mechanics of Memory in the Afterlife
• “Straightjacketed into Spectatorship; or, the Image of Seeing a Cave IRL
• “Come on, People Now, Apologize for Your Brother; or, Everyday Evasions to Accommodate Tortured Genius
• “The Millennium Falcon in My Stomach; or, A Plastic Token of Disease and Indifference
• “Anatomy of a Protest; or, We Are Communication-Managed Bodies in Thin Air, and Life Is Good
• “Improbably Sentimental Robots; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Babies and Embrace the Apocalypse
• “Elephants Wouldn’t Lie Awake Wondering; or, Cognitive Dissonance and the Carnivore
• “Here’s a Rainbow After My Act of Annihilation; or, Hydroelectric Romance and Terror
• “Our Cosmetically Imperfect Yields; or, Agnès Varda’s Loose Grip on Gleaning
• “Luc Moullet’s Double Fake-Out; or, Tracking Food Sovereignty in the 70s


Other Nonfiction

• “Embodying Climate Grief,” with Dr. Sarah Myhre, Common Dreams
• “NCAP Gives Thanks for Farmers,” Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides
• “Protecting My Pesticide-Free Garden,” Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides
• “Not the Greatest Love Story Ever Told,” Entropy
• “Big Ags Fight for Twitter Credibility,”, Common Dreams, and AlterNet — recommended by Civil Eats, Berkeley’s Ecology Center,, GM Watch, GMO Journal, and others
• “As UNFCCC Convenes in Peru, Free Trade and Extractivism Undermine Climate Justice,”
• “Farmworkers at Forefront of the Struggle for Food Sovereignty,” with Tiffani Patton,
• “Land as the Basis of Sovereignty: Palestinian Farmers Awarded Food Sovereignty Prize,” with Tanya M. Kerssen,
• “Climate Change and Food Sovereignty: The People’s Climate March,” with Eric Holt-Giménez, jointly published on and HuffPost Impact

2 responses to “Bio & Publications”

  1. […] Phenome published four excerpts from my new manuscript, other sections of which have appeared in Berfrois and sparkle + blink—and are forthcoming in […]

  2. […] cake artist, aka Gregory Giles, is a musician and writer—we’ve collaborated on a bunch of film essays at this point. Last week his band, 20 Minute Loop, got a shoutout from Ratboys on Bandcamp: […]

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