Lisa C. Taylor

Lisa C. Taylor is the author of five poetry collections including the recently published collection Interrogation of Morning (Arlen House/Syracuse University Press 2022), and two short story collections, most recently Impossibly Small Spaces (Arlen House/Syracuse University Press 2018). She publishes in Ireland and the US.

Her honors include Best of the Net nominations, the Hugo House New Works Fiction Award, and Pushcart nominations in fiction and poetry, a Surdna Arts Fellowship, and along with Irish writer, Geraldine Mills, the Elizabeth Shanley Gerson Lecture of Irish Literature in 2011.

Ms. Taylor was awarded a Colorado Creative Industries/National Endowment for the Arts Grant in 2022 to run a youth art and writing program. She formerly taught writing at a university, and an arts high school in the Northeast.

Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, most recently North Dakota Quarterly, Tahoma Literary Review, Lily Poetry Review, and Crannog. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and is the fiction editor for an online magazine and a frequent book reviewer. She has been awarded residencies at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland, Vermont Studio Center, and Willowtail Springs in Colorado.

Book Reviews by Lisa C. Taylor

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Close to Home is a book about survival and the will of one man to take a step toward a different future.”

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In this book recently released in paperback, poetry lovers will savor 100 compelling and beautifully rendered poems about grief, loneliness, and the human condition crafted over the past 200 years.