When I was 12, in the sixth grade in El Cerrito, California, one of my classmates brought a gun to school. She was a bright fellow student -- flamboyant, funny, sometimes moody -- occasionally in trouble...
Soprano Michele Kennedy and Pianist Emily Manzo perform Quatrains on a Loss: Aaron Siegel, Composer and Tess Taylor, Poet. March 2017.
"Tess Taylor’s Work & Days performs a moral, political, material, spiritual environmentalism... Deceptively quiet and simple, Taylor’s poetic vision grasps both granular textures of the seeds she plants in the earth and the looming, pressing concerns blooming on the global scale."