Marilyn L. Taylor

Recent Awards

Finalist, The Lascaux Prize in Poetry for “If, In October,” forthcoming in The Lascaux Prize 2018 Anthology
Finalist, Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award from Measure for “Scaffolding”
Pushcart Prize nomination from LIGHT Poetry Journal for “Spring and Especially Fall
Finalist, the XJ Kennedy Parody award from Able Muse for “We Real Old”
The International Margaret Reid Award for poetry in a traditional form (from Winning Writers)

Recent and Forthcoming Classes, Readings, and Presentations

March 23, 2018
Poetry presentation, Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)

April 5, 2018
Poetry presentation, Milwaukee Catholic Home

May 23–25, 2018
Faculty, Poetry by the Sea, Madison, Connecticut (
One-Day Workshop: “Poet as Ventriloquist: Writing the Dramatic Monologue”
Panel: Poets and Memory
Faculty reading

June 11–15, 2018
Write-by-the-Lake Writers Workshop and Retreat, Univ. of Wisconsin Madison, sponsored by UW-Madison Div. of Continuing Studies (
Five-Day Workshop:  "How to Write Brilliant Poems in Forms”

September 9–14, 2018
Lawrence University’s Bjorklunden Seminar Center, Bailey’s Harbor, WI  (
Five-day Workshop: "The Art of Writing Ekphrastic Poems: Going Beyond the Visual"

Recent and Forthcoming Publications and Contests 

CREDO: An Anthology of Manifestos And Sourcebook For Creative Writing (Cambridge Writers Workshop, 2018)
Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition (National League of American PEN Women, 2018)
Verse-Virtual, 2018
THINK Journal, 2017
The Book of Donuts (Terrapin Press, 2017)
Nasty Women Anthology (Lost Horse Press, 2017)