John Allen Taylor
John has most recently read Terrance Hayes’s American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, Emily O’Neill’s a falling knife has no handle, and Hannah Ensor’s Love Dream With Television. He loved them all. He’s currently reading Ben Goldfarb’s Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter. He now considers himself a Beaver Believer.
In his free time, John is teaching himself how to bake sourdough bread. His sourdough starter is named Chidi. He lives with his partner Marie, two cats named Birdie and Sabriel, and a foster dog named Ralph. He is the senior poetry reader at Ploughshares and co-directs the Adroit Summer Mentorship Program with Carly Joy Miller.