PHILIP TERMAN is the author of four full-length collections of poetry including Rabbis of the Air and The Torah Garden, both published by Autumn House Press. A professor of English at Clarion State University, Terman lives with his wife Christine Hood and their two children in a renovated nineteenth century schoolhouse in Grove City, Pennsylvania
Torah and garden two words seldom jammed together in the same phrase. For poet Philip Terman, author of The Torah Garden, it's two words in creative tension: Torah, the first five books of the Old Testament, foundation text of Judaism, in large part a set of commandments, juxtaposed with nature, unregulated existence, wildness. Mike Schneider, Pittsburgh City Paper"