CHI Salon: Tess Taylor '99

September 19, 2018 - 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm (already occurred)
Tess Taylor by the seaside

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 U.S. 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, Va.

At our salon, Tess Taylor will be doing select poetry readings from her books The Forage House and Work & Days.

Childcare will be provided.

Contact Info

Heather Grimes
(413) 542-5870
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