t. l. cummings

Married and the mother of two, I created TLC's Virtual Express based on our family, experiences, and travels. Our late son was passionate about trains, and this blog's format is dedicated to him. However, the content is dedicated to my husband, elder son, and his energetic family. You are invited to share our journey on the tracks of imagination!

T L (Terri Lynn) Cummings is a 2015-2017 Woody Guthrie Poet, 2016-2017 OU Mark Allen Everett Poet, and hosts Oklahoma Voices, a monthly poetry reading and open mic in Oklahoma City. Village Books Press published her first poetry book, "Tales to the Wind" in 2016 and her second collection of poems, "An Element Apart," July 2017.

She is a Frequent Contributor to Songs of Eretz Poetry Review, and her poems also appear in Red River Review, Dragon Poet Review, Illya’s Honey, Contemporary Rural Social Work (Journal of National Rural Social Work Caucus), Eclectica, Ancient Paths Online, Melancholy Hyperbole, and elsewhere. Her work is included in the following anthologies: "Ain’t Gonna Be Treated This Way" (2017 Woody Guthrie Festival), "Blood and Thunder 2016" (University of Oklahoma Health Science Center), "Absolute 2016" (Oklahoma City Community College), and "Malpaís Review Spring 2016" (New Mexico).

She presents her poetry at Scissortail Creative Writing Festival, Southwest Popular American Culture Association, and Howlers & Yawpers Creativity Symposium.

In addition, Terri serves on the advisory committee for Oklahoma City University's Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film and Literature and hosts its annual Thatcher Hoffman Smith Poetry Series open mic. 

Terri has studied poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction at Creative Writing Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology/Sociology from Oklahoma State University and continues to study cultural society as she and her husband explore the world.

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