Marianne Taylor

Marianne Taylor is a recipient of the Allen Ginsberg Award, the Helen A. Quade Memorial Award, and an Iowa Woman Poetry Prize; and her manuscript, Salt Water, Iowa, has been a finalist in a half dozen contests. Her poetry appears widely in anthologies and national journals such as Nimrod International, North American Review, Connecticut Review and Alehouse. She also writes and directs plays; teaches creative writing and literature at Kirkwood Community College; and recently stepped down from the city council in a small Midwestern town where she lives with her husband, sons, and cat.