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Author Keith Taylor

Keith Taylor is originally from Western Canada, but has lived for the past 45 years in Michigan. He has authored or edited 17 poetry books and chapbooks. His most recent is Let Them Be Left. His last full length collection, The Bird-while (Wayne State University Press, 2017), won the Bronze medal for the Foreword/Indies Poetry Book of the Year. His poems, stories, reviews, essays and translations have appeared widely in North America and in Europe. He has recently retired from the University of Michigan, where he taught Creative Writing for 20 years. Before that he worked as a bookseller in Ann Arbor for almost 20 years, but over the years he has also worked as a camp-boy for a hunting outfitter in the Yukon, as a dishwasher in southern France, a housepainter in Indiana and Ireland, a freight handler, a teacher, a freelance writer, the co-host of a radio talk show, and as the night attendant at a pinball arcade in California.

Taylor has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs. He has been Writer/Artist In Residence at Isle Royale National Park (twice), the Detroit YMCA, The International Writers’ and Translators’ Centre of Rhodes, Greece, and the University of Michigan Biological Station.

Read more about Keith’s books with Alice Greene & Co.

Front cover of Let Them Be Left by Keith TaylorFront cover of Ecstatic Destinations by Keith Taylorimage of the Fidelities, a chronology coverFront cover for The Ancient Murrelet

or visit Keith’s website.