Teresa Burleson is an award winning poet whose poems are inspired by her personal experiences and the Western way of life. She has an appreciation for the agricultural industries and the people who dedicate their lives to it and make a living from it. Teresa's zest for life is evident in her poetry as well as her ability to make people laugh and touch their lives.
With a clear, soft Texas drawl and a voice that Waddie Mitchell once declared was "like silk”, her poetry is beautiful, soulful and aimed straight for the western heart or the funny bone.
Her passion for Western Heritage is also her number one source of income. Her position as Director of the Stockyards Museum, in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, allows her the opportunity to promote and perpetuate the local history and the archive of the cattle drives that passed through Fort Worth.
Teresa and her husband Bobby live in the rural area of Parker County, Texas. They raise quarter horses and Bobby makes his living building custom bits and spurs.
She was honored to be named the 2017 Female Poet of the Year and her CD, The Calf Book, received the 2017 Poetry CD of the Year, by the International Western Music Association. In 2010 she was awarded the Cowgirl Poet of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists.