Teresa Sutton is a poet and a teacher. She has taught at Marist College for ten years and high school English for 28 years. She lives in Poughkeepsie, NY and has two grown children. Her third chapbook, "Breaking Newton's Laws," won 1st place in the Encircle Publication 2017 Chapbook Competition; it was a top-12 finalist in the 2015 Indian Paintbrush Chapbook Competition, a finalist in the 2016 Minerva Rising Chapbook Competition, and earned an honorable mention in the 2015 Concrete Wolf Poetry Chapbook Competition. One of the poems in the collection, "Dementia," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The final poem of the book, "Confiteor 2," was honored with second prize in the 2018 Luminaire Award for Best Poetry by Alternating Current. Her second chapbook, "Ossory Wolves," was published by Dancing Girl Press in 2016; it was a finalist in the 2014 Bright Hill Press' Poetry Chapbook Competition. Her first chapbook, “They’re Gone,” was published in 2012 by The Finishing Line Press. The Poet's Billow recognized her work as a finalist in the 2015 Pangaea Prize and a semi-finalist in the 2014 Atlantis Award. The Cultural Center of Cape Cod recognized her work as a finalist in their 2014 National Poetry Competition.Two of her poems won honorable mention in other poetry competitions: Whispering Prairie Press and California State Poetry Society. Her poems appear in a number of literary journals including Stone Canoe, Fourteen Hills, and Solstice. She earned her MFA from Solstice Creative Writing Program at Pine Manor College. She has a MA in literature from Western Connecticut State University and a MS in education from SUNY New Paltz. She earned her BA in English from SUNY Albany.