"B-SIDE GIRLS KNOCKIN' SUGAR IN THE GOURD is total commotion. Shelly Taylor introduces an ontological vision of southern feminist sociality where girl power is fully operative in every gesture, every utterance. Pitch perfect and vivacious, the pulse of place and space somewhere between Sodom & Loudiwici is 'the whole underearth reverberating faultline.' Headstrong and energized, here is an anthem that sings the gorgeousness of specificity, marking phenomena and sensation with each breath. As delicate and fleeting as the morning dew and as powerful as the sun's rays, these poems radiate the wonder and delectation of existence."—Brenda Iijima
Shelly Taylor is the author of three full-length poetry collections, B-SIDE GIRLS KNOCKIN' SUGAR IN THE GOURD (The Magnificent Field, 2021), LIONS, REMONSTRANCE (Coconut Books Braddock Book Prize, 2014) and BLACK-EYED HEIFER (Tarpaulin Sky, 2010). She is the co-editor, with Abraham Smith, of the anthology of rural American poetry and essays, Hick Poetics (Lost Roads Press, 2015). Notes from Byzantium (Black Rock Press, 2019), a book arts chapbook with artist-collaborator Eben Goff, is her most recent chapbook. Taylor lives in rural southern Georgia and is an educator and barrel racer.
Author City: NEW ORLEANS, LA USA