Terry Phelan earned her MFA from Mills College. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in numerous literary magazines. Her first book of poetry, Husk, was published in 2007 by Box Turtle Press, which also published her second collection, Fires in Sonoma in 2013, and now her third book, Mad Love in 2021. Terry is former Chair of the Marin Poetry Center and served on the Steering Committee for the Marin Poet Laureate program. She edited book-length collections authored by several Bay Area poets, and in 2020 was named an Associate Editor of Mudfish.