Sam Taylor

Sam Taylor

About Sam Taylor

Sam Taylor is an American poet author of three books of poems, including Body of the World (Ausable/Copper Canyon), which explores the perennial themes of mysticism—of the world as the self—and wrestles with the suffering that a unitary vision of the divine must subsume, followed by Nude Descending an Empire (Pitt Poetry) which develops the lyrical voice of a citizen-poet speaking into history and our contemporary moment, and The Book of Fools: An Essay in Memoir and Verse (forthcoming, Negative Capability).
A native of Miami and a former caretaker of a wilderness refuge in New Mexico, he currently tends a wild garden in Kansas, where he is an Associate Professor and the Director of the MFA Program at Wichita State. His work has been recognized with the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, among other awards, and his poems have appeared in such journals as The Kenyon Review, AGNI, and The New Republic.

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