Born in rural southern Georgia, Shelly Taylor resides in Tucson. She is the author of Black-Eyed Heifer (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2010) and four chapbooks: Peaches the yes-girl (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2008), Land Wide to Get a Hold Lost In (Dancing Girl Press, 2009), Dirt City Lions (Horse Less Press, 2012), and The Doldrums (Goodmorning Menagerie, 2013).

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