Keith Taylor (poet)
Keith Taylor (born 1952) is a Canadian poet, translator and professor.
Life and work
Born in British Columbia, Taylor spent his childhood in Alberta and Indiana. After earning an M.A. in English from Central Michigan University, he worked a variety of odd jobs: the co-host of a radio talk show, a house painter, a freight handler, a teacher, a freelance writer. He also worked at Shaman Drum, a leading independent bookstore, for twenty years. He currently lives in Ann Arbor with his wife and daughter and is a professor in the creative writing program at University of Michigan.
His poems have appeared in many journals, including The Ann Arbor Observer, The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, The Los Angeles Times, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Notre Dame Review, ' Poetry Ireland Review, and The Sunday Telegraph Magazine (London). Taylor is the recipient of, among other awards, a fellowship in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts.
- Learning to Dance (Falling Water Books, 1985)
- Weather Report (Ridgeway Press, 1988)
- Dream of the Black Wolf: Notes from Isle Royale (Ridgeway Press, 1993)
- Detail from the Garden of Delights (Limited Mailing Press, 1993)
- Everything I Need (March Street Press, 1996)
- Life Science and Other Stories (Hanging Loose Press in 1995)
- Guilty at the Rapture (Hanging Loose Press 2006)
- If the World Becomes so Bright (Wayne State University Press, 2009)
Anthologies as editor
- The Huron River: Voices from the Watershed ed. Keith Taylor and John Knott (The University of Michigan Press, 2000)
- What These Ithakas Mean: Readings in Cavafy ed. Artemis Leontis, Lauren Talalay, and Keith Taylor (Athens, Greece: E.L.I.A., 2002)
Battered Guitars: The Poetry and Prose of Kostas Karyotakis (University of Birmingham, 2006)
- "In the Presence of Large Predators". Dunes Review. Volume 15 Issue 2. p.25.