Taylor, Henry (1942 - )

Genre: Poetry

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Henry S. Taylor was born on June 21, 1942 in rural Loudon County, Virginia, received his B.A. in English from the University of Virginia in 1965 and his Masters in creative writing from Hollins College in 1966.

He used to divide his time between Brunswick, Maine and northern Virginia where he was co-director of the creative writing program at American University until 2003. Before coming to American University, he taught at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia and the University of Utah.

Taylor has also published a poetry textbook, a book of essays, and a translation of Euripides' Children of Herakles. He translates poetry from Bulgarian, French, Hebrew, Italian and Russian.

Selected Bibliography

  • The Flying Change (1986) Pulitzer Prize
  • The Horse Show at Midnight (1966)
  • An Afternoon of Pocket Billiards (1975
  • Understanding Fiction: Poems 1986-1996 (1997)
  • Brief Candles: 101 Clerihews (1999)
  • Crooked Run (2006)