by Duffie Taylor
Preview from "Jerusalem":
Duffie Taylor recently graduated from the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Before that she spent time with America Corps in Alaska, as a journalist in Virginia and Oregon, and she taught English for a year at the Kibiti Secondary School in Tanzania, returning to Tanzania in 2015 for intensive study in Kiswahili in a Fulbright Foundation supported program. Her work has appeared in both literary journals and the anthologies, Best New Poets 2007 and Thirty, the celebratory collection of work from the first three decades of the Mississippi Review. Forty pieces from her work-in-progress, “South: An Errant Geography,” won the Tupelo Quarterly Open Prize in 2015. She lives and works in Mobile, Alabama.