Keith Taylor was born in British Columbia in 1952. After several years of traveling, he moved to Michigan, where he earned his M.A. in English at Central Michigan University. He worked as a bookseller in Ann Arbor, Michigan for over twenty years. His poems, stories, book reviews, translations, and feature articles have appeared in many journals, magazines and newspapers in North America and in Europe.
Taylor coordinates the undergraduate program in creative writing at the University of Michigan, directs the Bear River Writer’s Conference, and is the poetry editor for Michigan Quarterly Review. His fourteenth collection, the chapbook The Ancient Murrelet, was published in 2013 by Alice Greene & Co. an imprint of T.H. Peak. His work has appeared in such publications as Story, The Los Angeles Times, Alternative Press, The Southern Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Notre Dame Review, The Iowa Review, Witness, Chicago Tribune, and Hanging Loose. Other recent books are Marginalia for a Natural History published by Black Lawrence Press, and Ghost Writers, a collection of ghost stories co-edited with Laura Kasischke, published by Wayne State University Press.