Lisa C. Taylor

Connecticut, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012


Lisa C. Taylor is the author of the short story collections, Impossibly Small Spaces (due out in fall 2018 from Arlen House/Syracuse University Press) and Growing a New Tail (2015) and four collections of poetry, most recently Necessary Silence (Arlen House/Syracuse University Press, 2013). One of her short stories received the Hugo House New Fiction Award in 2015. Her collaborative collection with Irish poet and writer Geraldine Mills, The Other Side of Longing (Arlen House/Syracuse University Press, 2011) led to both of them being named 2011 Elizabeth Shanley Gerson Readers of Irish Literature at University of Connecticut. Their collection was taught in UConn classes and two of Lisa's other books have been taught in college classes. Lisa’s other collections include two chapbooks, Insufficient Thanks and Talking to Trees (Finishing Line Press 2012,2007) which was nominated for the L.L Winship PEN New England Award.  Lisa’s poetry has been published in numerous journals, literary magazines and four nationally and internationally distributed anthologies. Both her poetry and fiction have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.  Lisa currently teaches part-time, and conducts writing workshops nationally and in Ireland. Lisa holds an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast Program. She has been a finalist in numerous book contests, and she has received numerous AAUP Faculty Development Awards that have enabled her to offer workshops in Ireland and elsewhere. Lisa is currently completing her first novel and a collection of personal essays.     

 

Website: www.lisactaylor.com

Twitter Username: @dreamingchange


Publications

  • Growing a New Tail , Arlen House/Syracuse University Press (November 15, 2015)
  • Necessary Silence , Arlen House /Syracuse University Press (January 9, 2013)
  • The Other Side of Longing (with Geraldine Mills , Arlen House/Syrcacuse University Press (November 4, 2011)
  • Talking to Trees , Finishing Line Press (April 4, 2007)

Awards

  • Hugo House New Works Fiction Award(2015)
  • Elizabeth Shanley Gerson Lecture (with Geraldine Mills)(2011)
  • Surdna Fellowship(2009)
  • Pushcart nomination for poetry(2010)
  • Pushcart nomination for fiction(2014)

Employment

  • Part-time Professor of Creative Writing at Eastern Connecticut State University (January 2007 - )
  • Part-time Professor of Writing at Nichols College (September 2013 - May 2018)

Degrees

  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of Southern Maine Stonecoast (May 2004)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Children's literature , Poetry