Teresa Cader

Teresa Cader’s poetry collections include History of Hurricanes (2009), selected as a “Must Read” book by the Massachusetts Center for the Book, The Paper Wasp (1999), and Guests (1991), winner of The Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Prize and the Norma Farber First Book Award. She has been awarded two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and multiple honors and fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe, MacDowell, the Poetry Society of America, and Bread Loaf. Her poems have appeared in The Atlantic, Slate, Plume, Poetry, Harvard Review, On the Seawall, AGNI, Ploughshares, Harvard Magazine, and many other venues. Her work has been translated into Icelandic and Polish. She holds degrees from Wilson College, the University of Wisconsin, and Harvard University.

  • Sea Otters, Missiles, Sardines

    Sea otters sun themselves on harbor rocks,

    You’re wasting time. Your lilac needs pruning. By the shed,
  • It Happened All the Time

    Daylight shatters through the thatches where a bird might fall,