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filmmaker , novelist , poet

Terese Svoboda, American poet, novelist, filmmaker. Recipient New television award for Margaret Sanger documentary Public Broadcasting Service, 1993; grantee Appleman Foundation, 1994, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1978, Jerome Foundation, 1990, New York Foundation for Arts, Creative Artists in Public Service, 1982, 89, 98.


Svoboda, Terese was born on September 5, 1950 in Ogallala, Nebraska, United States. Daughter of Frank B. Svoboda and Anne Marie Walsh.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, University British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 1973. Master of Fine Arts, Columbia University, 1978.


Producer, Voices and Visions, New York City, 1980-1982;producer, Cast Iron television, New York City, 1988-1992;teacher, U. Hawaii, 1992;teacher, Sarah Lawrence, New York City, 1993-1994;teacher, New School, New York City, 1996-1998;teacher, Williams College, 1998. Member of advisory board Poets House, New York City, 1986-1996.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (novel) Cannibal, 1995 (Bobst GLCA award 1995), Cleaned the Crocodile's Teeth. (translations) Mere Mortals (poetry) Laughing Africa, 1990 (Iowa prize) All Aberration, 1985.


Married Stephen Medaris Bull, July 18, 1981. Children: Deng Breidenbach-Svoboda, Felix Bull, Franklin Bulletin.

Frank B. Svoboda

Anne Marie Walsh

Stephen Medaris Bull

Deng Breidenbach-Svoboda

Felix Bull Svoboda

Franklin Bulletin Svoboda