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Randolph College Visiting Writer Series Reading: Tess Taylor


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Join us for the third Visiting Writer Series reading of the spring semester, featuring Anne Spencer Poet-in-Residence Tess Taylor!

TESS TAYLOR’s chapbook, "The Misremembered World," was selected by Eavan Boland for the Poetry Society of America’s inaugural chapbook fellowship. The San Francisco Chronicle called her first book, "The Forage House," “stunning” and it was a finalist for the Believer Poetry Award. Her second book, "Work & Days," was called “our moment’s Georgic” by critic Stephanie Burt and named one of the 10 best books of poetry of 2016 by The New York Times. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Boston Review, Harvard Review, The Times Literary Supplement, and other publications. Taylor chairs the poetry committee of the National Book Critics Circle, is currently the on-air poetry reviewer for NPR’s All Things Considered, and has taught at UC Berkeley, St. Mary’s College, and Whittier College. She was most recently a Distinguished Fulbright US Scholar at the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University in Belfast. This spring she is Anne Spencer Poet-in-Residence at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Tess' Website: https://www.tess-taylor.com