Monday, April 14, 2008

REV: David Taylor's "Praying Up the Sun"

David Taylor has been a friend of the Nature Writers of Texas website for a couple of years now, recently producing an Anthology of Texas Nature Writers, and hosting the just finished Texas Nature Writers Conference. He's sent out a notice about his newest venture the book of poetry Praying Up The Sun. Here some info on it and notes about a couple of readings. Be sure to check it out . . .

My new book of poetry Praying Up the Sun is now available from Pecan Grove Press.
Here's the link to the web page:
http://library.stmarytx.edu/pgpress/authors/david_taylor/index.html

Here's the link to Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1931247501


Also, I'm giving the first reading of it this Saturday. Drop by if you have
the time and are in the area.

On April 19 at 7:00 PM, Salon Mijangos, 1906 S. Flores, San Antonio, will
host a reading by poet David Taylor and fiction writer Andrew Porter. This
event is free and open to the public.

David will read poems from Praying up the Sun (Pecan Grove Press 2008)

David Taylor, a specialist in environmental literature, teaches in the English
Department. He has published poetry and creative non-fiction essays in such
journals as Borderlands, ISLE, Southern Poetry Review, Environmental
History, and Mountain Gazette. His latest publications are a collection of
poems entitled Praying Up the Sun (Pecan Grove Press, 2008) and Pride
of Place:
A Contemporary Anthology of Texas Nature Writing (UNT Press,
2006) a collection of essays about our connection to place and how it defines
and informs us. He edited South Carolina Naturalists: An Anthology, 1700-
1860
(USC Press 1998) and co-authored Lawson's Fork: Headwaters to the
Confluence
(Hub City Press, 2000). He was featured at the 2006 Texas Book
Festival.


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