Ken Taylor's Off-Topic Reads

October 6th, 2018

Ken Taylor is the co-founder and contributing editor of Lute & Drum, an online journal of poetry and poetics. He is the author of self-portrait as joseph cornell (Pressed Wafer, 2016) and the chapbooks: dog with elizabethan collar (selva oscura press, 2015) and first the trees, now this (Three Count Pour, 2013). His poetry has appeared in Hambone, Volt, Blackbird, Blackbox Manifold, Carolina Quarterly, and others. Ken and fellow co-founder of Lute & Drum J. Peter Moore will read from their respective poetry collections, self-portrait as joseph cornell and Zippers and Jeans, on Saturday, 10/13, 3pm at the Co-op.


Circus Techniques, by Hovey Burgess

An Actor Prepares, by Constantin Stanislavski

The Americans, by Robert Frank

Notes on the Cinematographer, by Robert Bresson

To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf

Diaries, by Eva Hesse

Four Jazz Lives, A.B. Spellman

My 60 Memorable Games, by Bobby Fischer

Little Red Book: Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime of Golf, by Harvey Penick

Zen in the Art of Archery, by Eugen Herrigel


About self-portrait as joseph cornell: self-portrait as joseph cornell is a series of poems shaped like vertical horizontal boxes, the sort of boxes that Joseph Cornell is renowned for having made. Taylor has channeled Cornell's spirit and sense of composition to create this original work.

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