Tess Taylor's chapbook of poems, The Misremembered World, was selected by Eavan Boland for the Poetry Society of America’s inaugural chapbook fellowship. The San Francisco Chronicle called her first book, The Forage House, “stunning,” and it was a finalist for the Believer Poetry Award. Her second book, Work & Days, was called “our moment’s Georgic” by critic Stephanie Burt and named one of the ten best books of poetry of 2016 by The New York Times. Taylor’s work has appeared in The Atlantic, Kenyon Review, Poetry, Tin House, The Times Literary Supplement, CNN, and many other venues. Taylor is the on-air poetry reviewer for NPR’s All Things Considered, and served as Distinguished Fulbright US Scholar at the Seamus Heaney Centre in Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  She has taught at UC Berkeley, Whittier, and St. Mary’s College.  Her next book Rift Zone, is due out from Red Hen Press in 2020.  Her work will appear in the MoMA show Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures, also in 2020. She grew up and lives again in El Cerrito, California.