Terrence Douglas was born, raised, and educated in The Bronx, New York. He attended Fordham University, earning a B.A. in English Literature and an M.A. in Russian Studies. Upon graduation, he entered the CIA and during his career was assigned to Warsaw, Delhi, Beirut, Berlin, and Kabul. In the private sector he managed a project in Saudi Arabia, and conducted business throughout Europe, Middle East, Central, South, and East Asia, and North Africa.
Douglas’ poetry reflects a determined search, fueled by international travel, for life’s meaning as reflected in the recurring themes of his poems. He unabashedly grapples with and explores the deepest dimensions of love, loss, deep spiritual commitment, and the explosion of insights and challenges that have gripped him in life. The sudden loss of his wife of 39 years which left him a single parent to raise a then 8 year old was a life-changing event. Now raising a teenager, connecting to five adult children and twelve grandchildren, daily solitary walks along the beach at dawn or at sunset, kayaking on the ocean, daily prayer, or even alone in a crowded room, the content of his poetry continues to evolve.
Does a Footstep Linger? is Douglas’ third volume of poetry and his most extensive. He now resides in Sandbridge, a small barrier island along the Atlantic Ocean, just south of Virginia Beach. His home sits perched between the Bay and the Ocean providing much inspiration for him to capture. In addition to writing poetry, he has written Praying Fingertips, a collection of daily meditations, Rules for Engaging Grief, a strategy for addressing grief, and two, soon-to-be published novels; one an international thriller (Ganymede)and the other explores greed and ambition in Saudi Arabia (House of Sand). Douglas is also an on-line professor, teaching terrorist-related courses for American Military University.