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Title: MFA Adjunct Faculty; Coordinator, Undergraduate Creative Writing; Director, Bear River Writers Conference

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Keith Taylor has written or edited some thirteen books or chapbooks, including Marginalia for a Natural History, Ghost
(co-edited with Laura Kasischke), If the World Becomes So Bright and Guilty at the Rapture.  His work has appeared widely in journals, magazines, anthologies and newspapers in the United States and in Europe. He has received a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and support from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Links to on-line examples of his work can be found at his web site: www.keithtaylorannarbor.com .

Research Interests

Primary Interests

Contemporary poetry and fiction. European literature, and particularly translation from French and modern Greek. Environmental literature/writing.

Secondary Interests

Environmental advocacy, birdwatching, canoeing, hiking. Travel, language learning.


2013, The Ancient Murrelet, Alice Greene and Co. 2011, Marginalia for a Natural History, Black Lawrence Press. 2011, Ghost Writers: Us Haunting Them, co-edited with Laura Kasischke, Wayne State University Press (selected as a Michigan Notable Book of the Year for 2012). 2009, If the World Becomes So Bright, Wayne State University Press. 2006, Battered Guitars: Poetry and Prose of Kostas Karyotakis, co-translated with William W. Reader, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman, and Modern Greek Studies, The University of Birmingham. 2006, Guilty at the Rapture, Hanging Loose Press. 2002, What These Ithakas Mean: Readings in Cavafy, co-edited, Literary and Historical Archive (Athens). 2000, The Huron River: Voices from the Watershed, co-edited with John Knott, The University of Michigan Press.
  • The Bird-while
  • Fidelities
  • The Ancient Murrelet
  • Ghost Writers: Us Haunting Them, Contemporary Michigan Literature
  • Marginalia for a Natural History
  • If the World Becomes So Bright
  • Kostas Karyotakis: Battered Guitars - Poems and Prose

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