Teresa Méndez-Quigley won second prize in the Annual
Mad Poets Competition in 2000 and her poem Dreaming
In Italian won Judges Choice award in 2001.
Teresa was one of five winners in the 'Significant Other'
competition for emerging women poets, resulting in a reading
performance at the Painted Bride Arts Center in Philadelphia
in 2002. In 2004, she was selected poet laureate by Ellen
Since 2000, Teresa has studied with poet Christopher Bursk.
Her poems have appeared in four volumes of the Mad Poets
Review, Drexel Online Journal, Philadelphia
Poets, Feile Festa, California Quarterly,
Freshet, and the anthology, Not What I Expected.
has a Masters in Social Work and works in the field of environmental
health. She and her husband also own Healthy Spaces, and
reside in Springfield Township. For fun, shes now
trying to learn Gaelic.