MERVYN TAYLOR, POET

Mervyn Taylor is a Trinidad-born poet 🇹🇹 who divides his time between Brooklyn, New York, and his island home. In New York, he has taught at Bronx Community College, The New School, and in the New York City public schools system.

He is the author of six books of poetry, including No Back Door (2010), which won the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement, and Voices Carry (2017). His poems have appeared most recently in Black Renaissance Noire, in the Taos Journal of Poetry and Art, in the anthology, Veils, Shackles, and Halos, and in the current issue of the journal, Upstreet.
The late Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott said, “Taylor’s is a quiet voice. His work possesses an admirable degree of subtlety, and a tone that keeps him separate and unique.”

Currently, he serves on the advisory board of Slapering Hol Press, Hudson Valley. A new collection, Country of Warm Snow, is expected out early in 2020, from Shearsman Books.