Benjamin Taylor - Part-time Assistant Professor
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    Benjamin Taylor

    Part-time Assistant Professor


    Benjamin Taylor is the author of a book of essays, Into the Open, and a novel, Tales out of School, winner of the Harold Ribalow Prize. In May of 2008, Steerforth Press will reissue Tales out of School in paperback and bring out The Book of Getting Even, his  new novel. A paperback edition is scheduled for 2009.  In 2010 Penguin will publish The Letters of Saul Bellow, edited by Taylor. Naples Declared, a travel memoir also from Penguin, is scheduled for 2012, along with MondadoriGÇÖs Spanish edition of The Book of Getting Even. Taylor is a graduate of Haverford College and Columbia University where he earned the doctorate  in English and comparative literature. He has contributed to magazines  including Bookforum, BOMB, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, The New Leader, The Georgia Review, Raritan, Threepenny Review, Antaeus, Salmagundi, Provincetown Arts, and others. A longtime member of the Graduate Writing Program faculty at The New School, he has also taught at Washington University in St. Louis, the Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y, Bennington College and the Graduate Writing Division of the School of the Arts at Columbia.

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    Current Courses:

    Prose Literature Seminar

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