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The Abyss Gazes Also with William Taylor Jr.

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"William Taylor Jr.'s quest to grasp a sense of understanding within a chaotic world illustrates how essential poetry is today."—Brian Morrisey

"William Taylor Jr. wonderfully weaves everyday happenings with fluid sounds and clear visions along with that little something extra that can be read and savored time and again."—Raymond Hammond

"Taylor, it seems to me, has picked up west coast poetry where Bukowski fumbled it. He has moved beyond the tedium and banality of writers obsessed with image and the idea of cool, and has chosen instead to focus on the much harder task of digging for truths. His voice, I think, is one by which all others will need to be measured."—John Sweet

“William Taylor Jr. is a clever, natural born story teller who loves to describe people and relationships, especially when things go to hell.”—George Anderson

"William Taylor Jr.'s poems hang in the air like dust in the sun. Beauty and waste."—Mark Eitzel

“This isn’t writing... this is breathing fire through a straw.”—John Yamrus

William Taylor Jr lives and writes in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. He is the author of the poetry collections WORDS FOR SONGS NEVER WRITTEN (Centennial Press 2007) and THE HUNGER SEASON (Sunnyoutside, 2009). AN AGE OF MONSTERS, Taylor's first collection of short stories, was published by Epic Rites Press in 2011.

Taylor has two poetry collections forthcoming: BLOOD OF A TOURIST from Sunnyoutside Press, and BROKEN WHEN WE GOT HERE from Epic Rites Press.

More information is available at http://www.williamtaylorjr.net.