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.

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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Mr. Potter

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Sense of humor.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. pasta - and anything with wild black rasberries.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Abraham Lincoln Would you be willing to show me where all your anonymous verses are published.

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