Search: Advanced Search

David Taylor author's photo

David Taylor is an Assistant Professor of Sustainability at Stony Brook University. His writing crosses disciplinary boundaries and genres — creative nonfiction, poetry, scholarship and science/technical writing; however, at the core of his work always is the concern for sustainability and community. He is the Series Editor for the Southwestern Nature Writing Series (University of North Texas Press). One of his current projects is "The People's Art and Modernism: Woody Guthrie, Joseph Campbell and Miguelito Valdés in New York in the 1940s." Woody Guthrie's writing (e.g. Bound for Glory) and music, Joseph Campbell's interest in an ecology of folk mythologies, and the rise of popular Latin, esp. Afrocuban, music, for example, by Miguelito Valdés (or "Mr. Babalu"), function as windows into a time and place that allowed diverse interactions and legacies in the arts that still resonate today.

Natural history writing and creative nonfiction include Lawson's Fork: Headwaters to the Confluence (Hub City Press, 2000), a personal narrative on the history and natural history of Lawson's Fork, Spartanburg's local river. He edited an anthology, Pride of Place: A Contemporary Anthology of Texas Nature Writing (UNT Press, 2006). Steve Wolverton and he co-edited and contributed to a collection of essays about an interdisciplinary project on Mesa Verde archaeological sites and their representations to the public, titled Sushi in Cortez: Essays from the Edge of Academia (University of Utah Press, 2015). Taylor is the author of two previous collections of poetry: Praying Up the Sun (Pecan Grove Press, 2008) and Log from the Sea of Cortez: A Poem Sequence (Wings Press, 2014).

Email David Taylor

Titles Published by Wings Press: