Born into a family of writers and entertainers, Theresa Davis was drawn to the arts. She has expressed her artistic abilities in several mediums. She designed and created Ebony Angels (a line of hand-crafted dolls) , Mental Notes (hand-crafted books) and started a clothing line for children. A classroom teacher for over 20 years, she currently teaches poetry to youth and adults in the Atlanta Area. In 2002, Theresa joined forces with her mother and brother to form the spoken word performance group MoDaSo (Mother/ Daughter/ Son) and released two music CD's This is for Family and The Uncivil War. She has self published several (7) collections of poetry including Rock Star Poet, Head Games and Simon Says.
Theresa Davis is one of Atlanta's best known performance poets, giving voice to the things that you've been thinking but never could articulate. Theresa has gone on to forge an impressive career as a solo performer, winning poetry slams and featuring at spoken word venues around Atlanta and the nation, as well as leading writing and performance workshops and headlining conferences across the southeast. She is a member of The Word Diversity Collective/Art Amok and represented Atlanta as a member of the 2006 - 2010 Art Amok Slam Team. In 2009 Theresa was ranked 8th female poet in the world as a finalist in the Women of the World Poetry Slam. Theresa Davis has shared the stage with Eve Ensler, Jane Fonda, Pearl Cleage and Doria Roberts in The Vagina Monologues, with Berniece Johnson Reagan (Sweet Honey in the Rock) and recently with Def Poet Jon Goode in their joint production of "Wish You Were Here" at 7 Stages Theater in Atlanta, Georgia.
In March of 2011, Theresa set out to compete in the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Columbus Ohio. After three days of competition, she won, becoming the Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion.
In 2012, Theresa was the Emerging Artist Award winner , The Mc Ever Chair for Georgia Tech University and was a participant in the TEDEX for Georgia Tech.
In 2013, Theresa's first published work After This We Go Dark was released by Sibling Rivalry Press. Her poems were also published in Flicker and Spark, This Assignment is so Gay, and G.R.I.T.S. Girls Raised In The South.
Theresa is currently on tour as opening act for the band Rising Appalachia.
Her children Imani , Tia and Zion are her constant sources of energy and inspiration.
Voted Best of Atlanta Spoken Word by Creative Loafing 2008 and 2009
SOVO "Best of Gay Atlanta Poetry/Spoken Word 2009
Ga. Voice "Best of Atlanta Poetry" 2011
Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion 2011
Atlanta Art Amok Slam Team Grand Champion 2011
Mc Ever Chair Georgia Tech 2012
Emerging Artist Grant 2012
photos by Seve Adigun