Jackson Taylor is the Associate Director of The New School's Graduate Writing Program, which he helped launch, and where he teaches. For more than fifteen years he has been the Director of The Prison Writing Program at PEN American Center . His short fiction has appeared inSpit, Pink, MossandPunk, and his poems have appeared inLit,Sleeping Fish,Witness, and others. For three years he worked atThe New York Timesin the Culture, Arts and Leisure, and the National desks. He holds a BA from Columbia and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College . He lives in Manhattan and Greenport.