Richard Taylor

A former Kentucky Poet Laureate, Richard Taylor is the author of numerous collections of poetry, two novels, and several books relating to Kentucky history, including Elkhorn: Evolution of a Kentucky Landscape. His latest collection of poems is Snow Falling on Water: Selected and New Poems. This fall, Accents will publish his memoir, Fathers. Earlier this year, Taylor was inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.

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Snow Falling on Water

In this collection from Accents Publishing, read poems spanning nearly five decades and hear the strong and memorable voice of the author.

"Snow Falling on Water is an excellent introduction to Richard Taylor's poems. He writes with deep acumen and great humility about the mysteries of the world, both outer and inner, past and present. A recurrent image in his poems is that of new fallen snow which is then tracked across, leaving us with footprints, an image which becomes a blank page the writer fills with words. Taylor's tracks, his words, are a great blessing and lead us to the possibility of a previously unimagined communion with the world."—Michael Moran