About the Author

Author Jackson Taylor

For more than twenty years Jackson Taylor has directed the Prison Writing Program at PEN American Center and recently has acted as an advisor to the Anne Frank Center USA’s Prison Diary Project.

Jackson Taylor also helped found the Graduate Writing Program at The New School in Greenwich Village, New York where he often teaches a popular class in narrative form and structure. He also teaches at Mediabistro, as well as The Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.

His poems have appeared in Sleeping Fish, Barrow Street, LIT, Witness and the anthology “What’s your exit?: A Literary Detour through New Jersey.”  He holds a BA from Columbia University and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.

Taylor’s debut novel The Blue Orchard was published by Simon and Schuster in January 2010.