Chuck Taylor

Rookie - 35 Points [Grumpy] (Poetry, Texas)

Biography of Chuck Taylor

Chuck Taylor poet


For a month in 1989 Chuck Taylor taught at Texas A&M and slept nights in his station wagon in the woods, close to Easter Wood Airport, surrounded by oak trees. He'd been paid $1,700 for his first reading at St. Edward's University in Austin in 1975, taught at UTEP in creative writing, worked as a CETA Poet-in-Residence in Salt Lake City, worked as a Poet-in-the-Schools in Galveston, Beaumont, and San Antonio, taught at UT/Austin and UT/Tyler, and lived as a back-to the-land hippie in East Texas, all the while publishing poetry, a novel, story books, and operating a small press. He taught undergraduate and graduate creative at A&M from 1989 to 2015, and continued to write and publish but never garnered fame. He was bored with the concept and preferred hanging with wife, cats, dogs, and three children. He lives in hill country spring land Central Texas and spends as much time as he can with family and grandchildren, a blessed and lucky man.

Chuck Taylor's Works:

Poet and Vampire, Poet in Jail, Heterosexual: A Love Story, At the Heart, Magical, Alphabetical Soup, Leo, The Fix, Always Clear and Simple, an others Updates