Taos Writers


Banks, Tom

Just released poetry collection, "Jazz Music: Poems in the Rhythm of Life," Sunstone Press, Santa Fe, NM (Release date, July 1, 2013), ISBN 978-0865349568.

Tom's poems come from the (jazz) music he hears, rendered into language. He could be classed as a modern "Beat."

Daye, Julia

Julia Daye explores translation of experience through sound, word and body. Her work includes the 2010 compilation Rhythm and Pastime, and has been featured in the Plutzik Foundation's Literary Blog, "A Fistful of Words," and investigatingreality.com. Her current work sheds form, discovering the moving spirit through connection, wildness, sanctuary, loss, and empowerment.

Kavanaugh, Marshall James

Originally from Philadelphia, Marshall James Kavanaugh (1987 - ) is a dream laborer of words and various art forms used to create poetic dream spaces for his readership to explore. He has published two collections of short stories, a collection of haikus, and several small chapbooks of travel fiction with the small press A Freedom Books. When he is not living in Taos he usually can be found in the Philadelphia area with his two cats assembling dream catchers or building large TV installations.

Nevins, Bill


Bill Nevins is a poet and cultural journalist who lives in the mountains near Angel Fire and in Albuquerque. His poems have appeared in his book Heartbreak Ridge & Other Poems (Swimming With Elephants Publications) and in Malpais Review, Mas Tequila Review, Green Left Weekly, Special Forces Charitable Trust Journal and other publications. His journalism is in No Depression, RootsWorld, Local iQ, FIVE, TREND, NM Kids and other magazines.
He grew up in and near NYC, moved to NM 20 years ago and plans to stay here. Bill hosts the monthly Poetry at Krypton Blue series and the occasional Resolana readings in Albuquerque. He appears in the film "Committing Poetry in Times of War" and is working a new documentary feature film about New Mexico poetry. His poetic influences include WB Yeats, RB Warren, Gregory Corso, Kell Robertson, Terence Winch, Eileen Myles, Sharon Doubiago, Jack Hirschman and the late great Peter Rabbit of Taos.

Strisik, Catherine

Catherine Strisik is author of most recently, The Mistress (3: A Taos Press, 2016). She is the author of Thousand-Cricket Song (2010; 2nd edition, 2016 Plain View Press), and a manuscript-in-progress, pitchfork.

Active in the Taos poetry community for over 33 years, Strisik’s poems appear in Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Drunken Boat, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Kaleidoscope, Tusculum Review, and elsewhere, and have been translated into Persian. Strisik has received grants, honors and prizes from CutThroat, Peregrine, and Comstock Review, The Southwest Literary Center, The Puffin Foundation, as well as residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Truchas Peaks Place, and Christ in the Desert Monastery.


"Jagged and lyric, brave, modern, mythic, Strisik’s poetry beholds; feels a world at all times intimate—a “sublumen,” moving, phenomenological. Voicing by, and into, “the exactness of flesh,” Strisik is that rarer poet, the grounded mystic, she who writes through and about love, loss, in the spirit-moment of flesh, “suffering beauty,” discovering “in tongues there is terrible light” in the illuminated body of ironia, paradox, eros."
— ’Annah Sobelman, In the Bee Latitudes

Catherine is co-editor of Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art (www.taosjournalofpoetry.com), Strisik also teaches privately and is available for readings, workshops, and interviews. She lives in San Cristobal, New Mexico.