Borderline Fortune is a poetry book with a voice in a dying world.”

— NPR’s Bookworm


Borderline Fortune

Winner of the National Poetry Series, Penguin, 2021


Sidebrow, 2013

Forever No Lo

Tarpaulin Sky, 2008

“I’m so impressed with this new book, with the condensation of syntax, the music, the interior rhyme and off-rhyme, echoey sequences, and the ethical and aesthetic insistence on a lack of resolution.”

— Forrest Gander, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, on Borderline Fortune at the Montana Book Festival


“These are valuable, urgent poems of witness.”

Publishers Weekly

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.

“Though short, these poems haunt at length.”

— Amy Wang, The Oregonian

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