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.

Spalding, Julian James

Julian retired to Ashland, Oregon in 2009 after publishing Albuquerque Arts magazine for ten years. He writes poetry and essays, many of which were published in Ashland Daily Tidings. He moved to Arroyo Seco with his husband August 2018. He is exploring the mystery of Taos Mountain. His blog is http://julianspalding.wordpress.com

Strisik, Catherine

Catherine Strisik is a poet, author of two poetry collections, The Mistress (3: A Taos Press, 2016) awarded the New Mexico/AZ Book Award for Poetry 2017; Thousand-Cricket Song (Plain View Press 2010, 2016); chapbook, Insectum Gravitis which recently placed as finalist for the Frontier Poetry Chapbook Award; and a few manuscripts-in-progress. She is co-editor of the online journal, Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art. Active in the Taos poetry community for over 36 years, she teaches both group and private poetry workshops, and provides editing consultation for poetry manuscripts. She can be contacted through her website www.cathystrisik.com