Sam TaylorBody of the World book coverSam Taylor is the author of two books of poems, Body of the World (Ausable/Copper Canyon) and Nude Descending an Empire (Pitt Poetry Series). His awards include the Amy Lowell Traveling Scholarship, the Dobie Paisano Fellowship, and numerous residency awards from such places as Yaddo, Djerassi, Ucross, The Studios at Key West, and the Vermont Studio Center. His poetics range from traditional lyricism to innovative lyrical structures, and his work most frequently engages with themes of mysticism, ecology, social justice, and sexuality. His poems have appeared in such journals as AGNI, the New Republic, and The Kenyon Review, and he currently directs Wichita State's creative writing program. Visit his website at

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