Over the years KEITH TAYLOR has published some thirteen volumes of poetry, short fiction, translations, and edited volumes. His most recent full length collection of poetry was If the World Becomes So Bright (Wayne State University Press, 2009). Two books are due out by the end of 2011: the anthology Ghost Writers, co-edited with Laura Kasischke (Wayne State University Press) and an extended chapbook, Marginalia for a Natural History (Black Lawrence Press). Over the last few decades his work has appeared in a couple of hundred journals, magazines, newspapers and on-line sites, here and in Europe, including The Los Angeles Times, Hanging Loose, The Iowa Review, The Chicago Tribune, Poetry Ireland Review, The Sunday Telegraph, Pank, The Southern Review, etc. He has had fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Council for the Arts. After working at several occupations, some dumb, some great (like working as a bookseller in Ann Arbor for twenty years), he settled in to his role as coordinator of the undergraduate writing programs at the University of Michigan, where he also works as the Director of the Bear River Writers’ Conference and, currently, as the Poetry Editor for Michigan Quarterly Review.
Contemporary Literature & Non-Fiction
ISBN 978-1-9368731-1-1 $9.00
"Marginalia for a Natural History is a compilation of ghostly postcards from paradise. Keith Taylor writes with such exquisite and elliptical beauty that the real world falls away as you read his poetry...This is a chapbook you will return to again and again."