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Chicken Train: Poems from the Arkansas Delta by Terry Minchow-Proffitt

Our latest Middle Island Press release, Chicken Train: Poems from the Arkansas Delta by Missouri poet Terry Minchow-Proffitt, is already selling like cookies at a bake sale. Unlike cookies, though, this title will always be available via  Terry is looking forward to a release party within the next few days. I wish I could be there!

His daughter, Hannah Minchow-Proffitt, did all of the design of Chicken Train and specializes in design for nonprofit organizations. She is also the choice of Middle Island Press if ever we have design needs that are beyond my capacity. It was a pleasure to work with both of them on this meticulous project with beautiful results.

Read more about Terry Minchow-Proffitt at the Middle Island Press website.


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Posted by on December 27, 2016 in News & Reviews


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Terry Minchow-Proffitt’s Debut Poetry Collection Published in February

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“In a sense, Jesus is always living, dying, and living again. Terry Minchow-Proffitt’s poems compress the energy of that then-and-there, here-and-now event into language which cannot finally hold it. His words have their feet on the ground of pain, but they head for an unrealized but real hope.”

—Dr. Guy Sales, author, former pastor, and member of the religion faculty at Mars Hill University



Terry Minchow-Proffitt, poet and retired pastor from St. Louis, Missouri, published a comprehensive chapbook, Seven Last Words, wherein he presents seven poems based on the seven sayings from the Gospels. “Forged within the crucible of suffering, they have the capacity to awaken, to transform our way of beholding God and one another.” Also included in this already widely disseminated collection is an in-depth interview with Mud Season Review. “With brevity that begs to be savored, Seven Last Words renders a powerful portal into the love that continues to radiate during the darkest of times.”

Terry Minchow-Proffitt received degrees in Philosophy from Arkansas State University and Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. He has done further graduate study in English at the University of Mississippi and in Christian Spirituality at Washington Theological Union. He received certification in Spiritual Direction from The Haden Institute.

His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Arkansas Review, Big Muddy, Christian Century, decomP magazinE, Deep South Magazine, Desert Call, Freshwater, Hash, Mud Season Review, OVS Magazine, Oxford Magazine, Penwood Review, Pisgah Review, Prick of the Spindle, St. Ann’s Review, Tower Journal, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Wild Violet, Words and Images Journal and The Write Room.

Terry Minchow-Proffitt can be reached on Facebook or by email at

For more information visit his website at


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Posted by on March 4, 2015 in News & Reviews


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