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Friday, March 07, 2003

David Taylor Bio


David Taylor is the Academic Advisor for the Honors Program at UNT and teaching environmental philosophy as an adjunct in the Philosophy Department at the University of North Texas in Denton. He has published poetry and creative non-fiction essays in such journals as "ISLE," "Southern Poetry Review," "Environmental History," and "Mountain Gazette." 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).

Publications
Co-author with Gary Henderson. The Lawson's Fork: Headwaters to the Confluence. Spartanburg, SC:Hub City Writers Project, 2000. (now in its 2nd edition)

Editor. South Carolina Naturalists: An Anthology, 1700-1860. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1998.

Criticism
"James Holbrook." Dictionary of Literary Biography.

(forthcoming) "'Thinking Small' Diameter: An Interview with Brett Ken Cairn." Ecological Restoration (March, 2003).

"'Base Commoditie': Natural Resource and Natural History in Smith's The Generall Historie." Environmental History Review 17.4 (1993).

"Ethnopoetics and the Healing Poems of Turtle Island." Contemporary Philosophy 12.10 (July/August 1989).


Book Reviews
Rev. of Wildearth: Anthology in ISLE

(forthcoming) Rev. of Nature by Design in Environmental Ethics

(forthcoming) Rev. Of Cruising State: Growing Up in Southern California, Christopher Buckley. Western American Literature 31.1 (1996).

Rev. Of Living on the Edge of America: At Home on the Texas-Mexico Border, Robert Lee Maril. Western American Literature 28.3 (1993).

Rev. of Crossing the River, Fenton Johnson. CFA News (August/September 1990).

Creative Non-Fiction Essays
Guest Columnist, "Coming Home." Denton Record Chronicle (October 24, 2002).

"The Ned Beatty and Me: A River Trip from Spartanburg to Columbia." The Upcountry Review, 1999.

"' ... considerable depth beneath it': A Natural History of the Hampton Heights Neighborhood." Hub City Anthology. Eds. John Lane and Betsy Teter. Holocene Press, 1996.


Poetry
"Leroux Fire," Mountain Gazette (May/June, 2004).

"Restoration." Terrain, December, 2003.

"SnowBowl," Mountain Gazette (#90, January, 2003).

"San Juan Spring," and "Coyote." ISLE, Fall/Winter, 2002.

"87 Flat" and "A Second Letter to You." Southwestern American Literature, Summer, 1998.

"The Giving Away," "Saying to You," "Love Poem and Nature," "What We Know." Point, October, 1997.

"Texas River Song." Southern Poetry Review, Summer, 1997.


Under Consideration and In Progress Here
(100-150-page general audience manuscript about place) Texas Nature Writing (University of North Texas Press)

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