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Jackson Taylor

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Jackson Taylor is the Associate Director of The New School's Graduate Writing Program, which he helped launch, and where he teaches. For more than fifteen years he has been the Director of The Prison Writing Program at PENAmericanCenter. His short fiction has appeared in Spit, Pink, Moss and Punk, and his poems have appeared in Lit, Sleeping Fish, Witness, and others. For three years he worked at The New York Times in the Culture, Arts and Leisure, and the National desks. He holds a BA from Columbia and an MFA from SarahLawrenceCollege. He lives in Manhattan and Greenport.

Tom Cocotos

Jackson Taylor

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Jackson Taylor is the Associate Director of The New School's Graduate Writing Program, which he helped launch, and where he teaches. For more than fifteen years he has been the Director of The Prison Writing Program at PENAmericanCenter. His short fiction has appeared in Spit, Pink, Moss and Punk, and his poems have appeared in Lit, Sleeping Fish, Witness, and others. For three years he worked at The New York Times in the Culture, Arts and Leisure, and the National desks. He holds a BA from Columbia and an MFA from SarahLawrenceCollege. He lives in Manhattan and Greenport.

Tom Cocotos

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Seek what is essential and exceptional--forget the rest.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Big Daddy

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Developers who put up large buildings that lack grace or context.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Swimming in a warm azure sea.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Sense of humor.

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