All posts tagged: Tess Taylor

Pandemic Poetics: Hope, Resilience, and Poetry in the Time of Lockdown

 

Image of three headshots: Tess Taylor, Jennifer Acker, and Dana Levin

On October 21, join The Common for a conversation about poetics in the time of pandemic and the ecology of lockdown. Acclaimed poets Dana Levin and Tess Taylor will read new work and discuss the importance of place, hope, and resilience in their creative and personal lives in a conversation moderated by Editor in Chief Jennifer Acker. This event is a fundraiser to celebrate The Common’s 10th publishing year and launch the place-based magazine into its second decade. Join us for stirring poetry and thoughtful talk!

Pandemic Poetics: Hope, Resilience, and Poetry in the Time of Lockdown
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August 2015 Poetry Feature

This month we are welcoming newcomer Maurice Emerson Decaul (whose work will also appear in Issue 10 this fall) and welcoming back Tess Taylor, Luisa A. Igloria, Cliff Forshaw, and Valerie Duff. 

August 2015 Poetry Feature
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Tess Taylor’s “The Forage House”

 DIANA BABINEAU interviews TESS TAYLOR

tess taylor the forage house

Today we celebrate the publication of Tess Taylor’s The Forage House with two new poems from her debut collection (“Official History”“Southampton County Will 1745”), complete with audio recordings. In the following interview with Diana Babineau, Taylor talks about personal ancestry, American roots, and slavery, as she attempts to uncover what remains of a broken past.

Tess Taylor’s “The Forage House”
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