Cover Art: Gala Bent
Cover & Interior Design: Alban Fischer
Paperback, 35 pages
April 2019, ISBN 978-1-936919-68-0
About John Allen Taylor
John Allen Taylor lives in Ypsilanti, MI and coordinates the Writing Center at the University of Michigan–Dearborn. His poems are published in RHINO, DIAGRAM, Booth, Nashville Review, The Common, and other places. He serves as the senior poetry reader at Ploughshares, co-directs the Adroit Summer Mentorship Program, and bakes sourdough bread. Unmonstrous (YesYes Books, 2019) is his first chapbook. He’s on Twitter @johna_taylor.
Unmonstrous by John Allen Taylor
John Allen Taylor’s debut chapbook Unmonstrous chronicles a path through and beyond trauma, through pain and after pain. This is a book that embraces the journey toward building and trusting relationships after sexual abuse and sings a song of survival. The intimate speaker of these lyrically muscular and technically masterful poems fights to reconcile issues of identity, faith, childhood, and loss.