Tess Taylor grew up in El Cerrito, California, and attended Berkeley High School and Amherst College. She holds graduate degrees in writing from New York University and Boston University. Her chapbook of poems, The Misremembered World, was selected by Eavan Boland for the Poetry Society of America’s inaugural chapbook fellowship, and her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Boston Review, Harvard Review, Literary Imagination, The Times Literary Supplement, and The New Yorker. She was the 2010–2011 Amy Clampitt Fellow in Lenox, Massachusetts, and was recently the News Poet on All Things Considered. After 17 years away, she lives again in El Cerrito. Her book of poems, The Forage House, is published by Red Hen Press.
Second Acts: A Second Look at Second Books of Poetry: Robert Pinsky and Tess Taylor
Lisa Russ Spaar appreciates the excellence of Robert Pinsky’s and Tess Taylor’s second collections....