blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Born in 1920 in North Carolina, Eleanor Ross Taylor has lived for many years in Charlottesville, Virginia. She has published five volumes of poems: Wilderness of Ladies (1960), Welcome Eumenides (1972), New and Selected Poems (1983), Days Going / Days Coming Back (1992), and Late Leisure (1999). Her awards include the 1998 Shelley Memorial Prize from the Poetry Society of America, the 2000 Library of Virginia's Virginia Prize for Poetry, and the 2001 Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry.  Taylor is the subject of The Lighthouse Keeper, Essays on the Poetry of Eleanor Ross Taylor, edited by Jean Valentine.  

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