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Monday, April 14, 2008

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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