March 30, 2005
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—Poet Tess Taylor will read from her work on Thursday, April 28, at 8 p.m. in Fayerweather 117 at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Currently a Copeland Fellow at Amherst College, Taylor graduated with the class of 2000. Her chapbook of poems, The Misremembered World, was selected by Eavan Boland for the Poetry Society of American's inaugural Chapbook Fellowship Competition, and was published in December 2003. She has won the Morton Marr poetry prize from the Southwest Review and the Dorothy Sargent Memorial Poetry Prize. Her poems and non-fiction have appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, The New Yorker, and Literary Imagination.

The Amherst College Creative Writing Center puts on a yearly reading series featuring both emerging and established authors. See the Center's website at for more information.