John Terpstra lives in Hamilton, where he works as a cabinetmaker and carpenter
Bressani Prize for Poetry, 1988.
CBC Radio Literary Competition, first prize, poetry, 1992.
Hamilton and Region Arts Council Award for Non-Fiction, 1995.
Governor General's Award for Poetry, short-listed, 2003
Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-fiction, short-listed, 2005
BC Award for Canadian Non-fiction, short-listed, 2005
Arts Hamilton Book Awards, 2006, 2004. 2003, 2001, 1999, 1998
Scrabbling for Repose. (Split Reed Press, 1982).
Forty Days and Forty Nights. (Netherlandic Press, 1987).
Naked Trees. (Netherlandic Press, 1990).
Captain Kintail. (Netherlandic Press, 1992).
The Church Not Made with Hands. (Wolsak and Wynn, 1997).
Devil's Punch Bowl. (St. Thomas Poetry Series, 1998).
Nod Me In, Shake Me Out (recording, 2000)
Falling into Place (Gaspereau Press, 2002) ISBN: 1-894031-60-1
Disarmament (Gaspereau Press, 2003) ISBN: 1-894031-73-3
The Boys, or Waiting for the Electrician's Daughter ( Gaspereau Press, 2005) ISBN: 1-55447-011-0
Two or Three Guitars: Selected Poems (Gaspereau Press, 2006) ISBN: 1-55447-026-9
Skin Boat; Acts of Faith and Other Navigations (Gaspereau Press, 2009) ISBN: 978-1-55447-079-2
Naked Trees (re-issue, new edition) (Wolsak & Wynn, 2012) ISBN: 978-1-894987-65-3
Open Wide a Wilderness; Canadian Nature Poems, Nancy Holmes, Ed. (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2009)
Northern Lights; An Anthology of Contemporary Christian Writing in Canada, Byron Rempel Burkholder, Dora Dueck, Eds. (Wiley, 2008)
How the Light Gets In; Anthology of Poetry from Canada, John Ennis, Ed. (The Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, 2009)
Regreen; New Canadian Ecological Poetry, Madhur Anand and Adam Dickinson, Eds. (Your Scrivener Press, 2009)
The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2009, A.F.Moritz, Ed. (Tightrope Books, 2009)
White Ink; Poems on Mothers and Motherhood (Demeter Press, 2007) ISBN: 978-1-55014-484-0
Poetry as Liturgy (St. Thomas Poetry Series, 2007) ISBN: 978-0-9735910-4-0
Poetry and Spiritual Practice (St. Thomas Poetry Series, 2002) ISBN: 0-9685339-7-3
Books in Print
Gaspereau Press and Wolsak & Wynn books are still in print and available.
Earlier works, if available, may be found by contacting Bryan Prince Bookseller www.princebooks.ca