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 make their lives in 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 how she makes her living. Her position as Director of the Stockyards Museum, in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, allows her opportunity to promote and perpetuate the local history and of the cattle drives that passed through Fort Worth.
Teresa and her husband Bobby live in rural Parker County, Texas where they raise quarter horses. 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.