In Celebration of Eleanor Ross Taylor
Eleanor Ross Taylor is the author six volumes of poems: Captive Voices: New and Selected Poems 1960–2008 (Louisiana State University Press, 2009), Late Leisure (Louisiana State University Press, 1999), Days Going/Days Coming Back (University of Utah Press, 1992), New and Selected Poems (Stuart Wright, 1983), Welcome Eumenides (George Braziller, 1972), and Wilderness of Ladies (McDowell, 1960). Her awards include the 1998 Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, a 1998 fellowship with the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the 2000 Virginia Prize for Poetry from the Library of Virginia, the 2001 Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry, the 2009 Carole Weinstein Poetry Prize, and the 2010 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. In 2009 she was elected to membership in the Fellowship of Southern Writers. She died in Falls Church, Virginia on December 30, 2011.
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