Writing Toward Balance and Wholeness

Your teacher: Teneice Durrant

Teneice Durrant is the owner and managing editor of Argus House Press, Saudade, and Winged City Chapbooks. Teneice became involved with Winged City as a series editor under her late mentor, Dr. Rane Arroyo. Teneice is an advocate for chapbooks of all genres, and is the author of four poetry chapbooks: Flame Above Flame (2006), The Goldilocks Complex (2009), Burden of Solace (2012), and Night for Weeks (2014). Teneice is a proud graduate of Spalding University’s MFA program, and The University of Toledo’s MA in English Literature program. She won the 2013 Kudzu Poetry Prize for her poem “Nectar.”

Teneice’s teaching philosophy is shaped by years of teaching under served communities. She endeavors to meet her students where they are, identify interests and passions, and cultivate a sense of confidence through personalized attention and gentle guidance.

Teneice believes that personal experiences are universal, and writing to the truest self is how we connect to each other and the world around us.

“…the pleasure that comes from writing and the pleasure that comes from teaching are two halves of the same coin.” -Teneice Durrant

Learn more about Teneice’s philosophy on teaching writing.

Teneice Durrant


Teneice is an accomplished and dedicated writer, editor, and teacher who is eager to help aspiring writers hone their powers of observation and build on their strengths. -Director Stacia Fleegal

Books & Chapbooks by Teneice Durrant

Night for Weeks by Teneice Durrant

The Goldilocks Complex by Teneice Durrant

Flame Above Flame by Teneice Durrant