Isle Royale Reflection
"There are places that linger in my imagination. Sometimes other places—famous places, spectacularly beautiful places, places I’m excited to explore—barely make a blip in my thoughts once I get home. Isle Royale lingers, filling my mind with images and ideas for months, even years, after I’ve been there.
Canoeing Against the Wind by Keith Taylor, 1991
I don’t have to do this
About the ArtistKeith Taylor was an Isle Royale Artist-in-Residence from July 30th to August 14th, 1991 then again from July 16th to July 31st, 2019. He is a poet and writer recently retired from the University of Michigan where he taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs in creative writing. His sixteenth collection, The Bird-while, was published by Wayne State University Press February 2017. Ecstatic Destinations was published by Alice Green & Co in 2018.
Keith's work has appeared in such publications as Story, The Los Angeles Times, Alternative Press, The Southern Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Notre Dame Review, The Iowa Review, Witness, Chicago Tribune, and Hanging Loose. Other books are Marginalia for a Natural History published by Black Lawrence Press, and Ghost Writers, a collection of ghost stories co-edited with Laura Kasischke, published by Wayne State University Press. See more about Keith on his personal webpage.
Last updated: December 23, 2019