Keith Taylor

Keith Taylor is the author of nineteen books of poetry, including All the Time You Want: Selected Poems, 1977–2017 (Dzanc Books, 2024); The Bird-while (Wayne State University Press, 2017), winner of the Bronze medal for the Foreword/Indies Poetry Book of the Year; Marginalia for a Natural History (Black Lawrence Press, 2011); If the World Becomes So Bright (Wayne State University Press, 2009); and Guilty at the Rapture (Hanging Loose Press, 2006).

For his work, Taylor has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Taylor taught in both the undergraduate and graduate departments at the University of Michigan until his retirement, and served as the poetry editor of Michigan Quarterly Review. Before entering academia, he worked as a bookseller for twenty years.