Poetry. Set against the changing seasons in suburban America, the poems of SWIMMING BACK chronicle a young woman's struggle to make sense of her world after the early loss of her father. In various guises and with striking clarity, Taylor Altman invites us to experience transcendence in the form of a broken clock, a long-forgotten photograph, or the melancholy of a summer afternoon. These poems, with their incredible range of human emotion, effectively transform grief into art.
Taylor Altman was born and raised on Long Island. A graduate of Stanford University and the Creative Writing Program at Boston University, she currently resides in Las Vegas, where she teaches English at the College of Southern Nevada. This is her first book. Author City: MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA USA