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Hello from deep southern Georgia!

I have left my beloved Sonoran desert to Flannery O'Connor myself some new work from the farm in Georgia.  Stay tuned!

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Shelly Taylor is the author of two full-length collections, Black-Eyed Heifer (Tarpaulin Sky, 2010) and Lions, Remonstrance (Elizabeth P. Braddock Book Prize, Coconut Books, 2014).  She also has published three chapbooks:   Peaches the Yes-Girl (Portable Press at YoYo Labs, 2008), Land Wide to Get a Hold Lost In (Dancing Girl, 2009), and Dirt City Lions (HorseLess, 2012).  Taylor co-edited, with poet Abraham Smith, an anthology of rural American poetry and essays, Hick Poetics (Lost Roads, 2015).  “B-Side Girls / Knockin’ Sugar in the Gourd”, her third full-length manuscript, was recently listed as a finalist for the Ahsahta Sawtooth Book Prize. Taylor’s poetry was included in Guernica magazine’s special issue, “The Future of Language”.  She lives in southern Georgia and is a teacher and a barrel racer.  



author photo by Andrew Brown

photo by Ralph Wong