Terri McCord



https://www.pw.org/content/terri_mccord Poets&Writers
Greenville SC


  • Visual Art
  • Literature

Geographical Availability

  • Upstate
  • Midlands
  • PeeDee
  • Low Country


Terri McCord is a visual artist and a poet/writer. The South Carolina Arts Commission awarded her the literary fellowship in poetry for 2001-2002. She has won first place out of 600 entries in the South Carolina Poetry Initiative/The State Newspaper Single Poem Contest. Other awards include finalist standing in the Press 53 Open Awards, Pocataligo Poetry Prize from Yemassee Review, and the Southeast Review. She won the 2007 Don Russ Poetry Prize from Kennesaw Review, and has won awards from the Poetry Society of South Carolina. She has read for the Sundown Poetry Series at the Spoleto Festival and has conducted workshops in the upstate as well as teaching at the college level. McCord received a Pushcart Nomination in 2017. Terri McCord has a degree in English and a second major concentration in art. She also has an M.F.A. in creative writing. She has won several art awards and worked in arts administration. Residencies have included elementary through high school and often utilize self-portrait work in pencil, paint, mixed media/collage, and often combine aspects of visual art with literary arts. Her emphasis is on the myriad facets of communication and critical thinking skills.