Book Signing - Richard Taylor
Kentucky Poet Laureate, 1999-2001
Richard Taylor, Kentucky Poet Laureate (1999-2001), earned a B.A. in English from the University of Kentucky, an M.A. in English from the University of Louisville, a J.D. from the University of Louisville School of Law, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Kentucky. The recipient of two creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as an Al Smith Award from the Kentucky Arts Council, he taught at Kentucky State University in Frankfort until 2008. He has received publication awards from the Kentucky Historical Society, the Thomas C. Clark Medallion, and a Distinguished Professor Award at KSU. Recently retired after fourteen years as Keenan Visiting Writer at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, he lives on a small farm outside Frankfort and is co-owner of Poor Richard’s Books.
Snow Falling on Water: New and Selected Poems
This new collection from Accents Publishing, a small independent press based in Lexington, Kentucky, presents poems spanning nearly five decades of the poet’s career, from 1975 to the present.
Bull's Hell: Poems on the Life of Cassius M. Clay
Richard Taylor’s latest book is offered in letterpress, cloth or paper bound, by Larkspur Press. Hidden in the woods outside of Monterey, Kentucky, Larkspur Press creates books that are works of art, each one a delight for hand, eye, and spirit. In letterpress printing, the words are in the paper not on it. All Larkspur work is handset in metal type, often enhanced with woodcuts or wood engravings, printed mainly on a hand-fed press on fine machine made paper, and bound by hand. Larkspur Press books are limited editions by their very nature. In letterpress printing there is one print run of a given title, after which the handset metal type is disassembled. Once the existing stock from that printing is depleted, the title is “out of print” and no longer available from the Press. Already highly collectible for their beauty and the works they contain, they then become even more highly valued due to their scarcity.