Tess Taylor

Massachusetts, United States

Member Since: 09/13/2010

Tess Taylor grew up in El Cerrito, California, and attended Berkeley High School and Amherst College. She holds graduate degrees in writing from New York University and Boston University. Her chapbook of poems, The Misremembered World, was selected by Eavan Boland for the Poetry Society of America’s inaugural chapbook fellowship, and her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Boston Review, Harvard Review, Literary Imagination, The Times Literary Supplement, and The New Yorker. She was the 2010-2011 Amy Clampitt Fellow in Lenox, Massachusetts, and was recently the News Poet on All Things Considered. After 17 years away, she lives again in El Cerrito. Her book of poems, The Forage House, was named one of its season's most exciting books by Publisher's Weekly. Her second book, Work & Days, will be released in Spring 2016.

Website: www.tess-taylor.com

Twitter Username: @tessathon


  • The Forage House , Red Hen Press (August 2013)
  • The Misremembered World , Poetry Society of America (2003)


  • Lecturer, College Writing Program at University of California Berkeley
  • Instructor, Writing at Bard College at Simon's Rock
  • Instructor, Expository Writing Program at New York University


  • Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Amherst College
  • Master of Arts in Journalism from NYU
  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Boston University

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Children's literature , Poetry