In keeping with the apartment theme from last week: One-Year Contract Two armoires, A fireplace, And an English garden, A stucco kitchen floor— What extravagance In a suburban apartment, Especially in comparison To our last cramped place. We’d have the fir...
Lip-Lock You and I We— Intertwined In a knot Bound in a Web Of our own Invention The spider Spins— Instinctive Purposeful Our random Acts— Fraying but Still raveled Still we weave Our History In coarse twine In your kiss— Limbs Intertwined— I remember http:...
whose branches lift
the snow in praise.
not exactly wonderland second apartment, a rocky, rebound relationship— left the beat of the city to the middle-of-nowhere-special. our eat-me sized furniture loomed over drink-me sized spaces. narrow strip of carpeted kitchen invited takeout delivery. shac...
Our First Apartment 700-square feet of bliss and cockroaches. We saw two in the tub The size of guinea pigs I marveled and cowered. You fed them to the turtles, Until we released our pets at the Bronx Zoo. The heat cranked Incessantly in winter, So we opene...
1986 Rim my eyes Coal. Red lips Break up the Black. Like Siouxsie And the Banshees. Tromp in my Combat boots To Washington Square Park— Grit and Weed wafting in the air. Pass by CBGB. Once met someone Whose nose was Broken There, moshing. I wear virgin Dr. ...
Brace yourself... winter's coming.... Three Haiku brittle land yields as onslaught descends wrath upon capacious spaces those left living brace cruel squall’s relentless torment Retreat, Surrender dreary sky deceives tomorrow the world rebirths under sun-dr...
- Belmont Public SchoolsProfessional Aide, Children's Book Writer, Website Content Editor, 2011 - present
- Cambridge Public Schoolsvaried, 2003 - 2011
- Harvard UniversityTeaching Fellow, 2002 - 2002
- GeicoClaims Examiner, 1993 - 2001
I have several short pieces published in anthologies and journals, such as Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Halcyon magazine, 100 Stories for Queensland, 100 RPM, Fangtales, and From Stage Door Shadows. While my published works are for adults, I primarily write for children, and I'm active in the New England chapter of SCBWI (Society for Book Writers and Illustrators).
I live in Arlington, Massachusetts with my husband, two children, a dog-like cat, and a cat-like dog. For my day job, I work as an aide in a public school, which gives me ample opportunity to observe teens and tweens in their natural habitat.
Please visit my blog “Theresa’s Tales” http://theresamilstein.blogspot.com.
- Salem State UniversitySpecial Education, 2013 - present
- Lesley UniversitySpecial Education, 2011 - 2013
- Stony Brook UniversityHistory