Theresa Wyatt is a poet, former visual artist and a retired teacher. She was born and raised in Buffalo, New York.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Art Education from SUNY Buffalo State where she attended the Siena, Italy Study Abroad Program. Her work has been widely published in various journals and magazines, among them: Destitute Press Micro Series, Earthspeak Magazine, Earth’s Daughters, Magnapoets, Raving Dove, Seven Circle Press, Spillway, Steel Bellow, The Buffalo News, The Healing Muse, The Medical Literary Messenger, and the 2016 anthology, A Celebration of Western New York Poets (Buffalo Legacy Publications). Her forthcoming book, Hurled Into Gettysburg (BlazeVOX), is her first work with a historical focus.
Recently, Theresa’s 53-Word Micro Story, “Gettysburg, July, 1863,” nominated by Prime Number Magazine, placed as a finalist in The Best Small Fictions 2017. Another poem, “Genealogy,” a finalist in the Prime Number Magazine Poetry Prize 2017, examines her Italian-American roots, her upbringing with artistic parents and “watching the Ed Sullivan Show.”
She is now a true believer that “nice things come in small packages.” The 53-Word Gettysburg story continues on its journey through microspace in 2018 where it will be included in a New Microfiction anthology, edited by James Thomas and Robert Scotellaro, due out in March by W.W.Norton & Company, Inc.