Poetry Books

What Falls Away Is Always: Poems and ConversationsHoly Cow! Press

Released in September of 2020, Terrill’s third poetry collection features imagined conversations with the famous and infamous. Order your copy here

Almost DarkUniversity of Tampa Press

Robert Dana says, “the rich weight of Richard Terrill’s poems is unmatched in the poems of any of his contemporaries. Empires of food, luxury, and time spring forth question after lush question after wise question.” Listen to Richard Terrill read his poem from Almost Dark – “Bill Evans” – accompanied by the tune “Some Other Time”

Coming Late to RachmaninoffUniversity of Tampa Press

Winner of the 2004 Minnesota Book Award for Poetry, this first collection of poems by Richard Terrill is filled with insight and tenderness in a rich poetic performance.

Listen to the title poem here, in a jazz arrangement featuring Larry McDonough on piano and Richard Terrill on saxophone.