Angle brackets. Binomials of exotic
species. Boldface colons: how he spends
his days, and then files it all away.
from "Lexicographer's Daughter"
Taylor Graham, Poet Laureate of El Dorado County, is multilingual —her first language, poetry. I met Taylor in 2003, when we were both part of a small group of poets who started Red Fox Underground, a Poetry Workshop, in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, that has been meeting ever since. Prolific and highly published, she inspires me to write about life. She’s a storyteller, choosing topics closest to her heart, family history, her dogs and search and rescue experiences, and the training that she continues to lead. Her poems are layered with meaning, often surprising the reader with a universal truth or recognition of the freedom or constraints in life, our interaction with nature and animals, human and wild.
-- Irene Lipshin, poet of the week