Marilyn L. Taylor

Wisconsin Poet Laureate, 2009-2010

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Reading and Open Mic

April 25, 2017- 6:15 pm
Caramel Crisp & Café, 200 City Ctr, Suite D
Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Poem of the Month

No Two Exactly Alike

Why have you closed yourself upstairs for hours
tending to a poem on this icy-moist, keen
April day? You and I could be outdoors
walking the woods, our boots leaving wet green
stains between the snowdrops and the paper-whites
still buried to their chins in snow, but no,
you’ve drifted up the stairs again to write
down still another simile for snow.

Step on a Crack

Step on a Crack, White Violet Press/Kelsay Books, 2016 (Now available at or by emailing Marilyn at

One-Day Workshop in Playful Forms

May 23 – 27, 2017
One-Day Workshop in Playful Forms: Acrostics, Abecedarians, Lipograms and Golden Shovels
Poetry by the Sea in Connecticut

Ripe for a little experimentation, some mental gymnastics, a bit of linguistic juggling? In this workshop you can try your hand at a selection of playful poetic forms—the Acrostic, the Abecedarian, the Lipogram, and the newly-minted but practically foolproof Golden Shovel. All are virtually guaranteed to take your own vocabulary and sensibilities to poetic places they’ve never visited before, generating that creative jolt you’ve been looking for.

Going Wrong

Going Wrong, Parallel Press, 2009

The Seven Very Liberal Arts

The Seven Very Liberal Arts, Aralia Press, 2006 (Limited Edition – Sold Out)

Subject to Change

Subject to Change, David Robert Books, 2004

Exit Only

Exit Only, Anamnesis Press, 2001

Greatest Hits

Marilyn L. Taylor: Greatest Hits, 1986-2000, Pudding House Publications, 2001

Shadows Like These

Shadows Like These, Wm Caxton Ltd, 1994

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