Nancy Ellis Taylor
Venus Returns to Sea Foam, poem, Issue 18, March 1, 2012
Birthdate? 2/14 (note: the year I was born Mardi Gras also fell on Valentine's day)
When did you start writing? 5th grade
When and what and where did you first get published? I think my mom sent one of my poems to the local newspapers back in the 1960s.
What themes do you like to write about? Amazing moments of fractured light.
What books and/or stories have most resonated with you as an author? Why? How do these stories and their characters find expression in your work? 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It reinforced the use of the magical/fantastical that I preferred in my poetry.
Nancy Ellis Taylor is an L.A.-based writer who gives readings locally several times a year. She is active with the Southland Poets of the Fantastic (science fiction, horror, and fantasy) and Poets on Site (group giving poetry performances focusing on art in galleries and museums). Her work has appeared recently in the L.A. Flood Project, Fickle Muses, Illumen, Echoes, and the anthology Jack-o'-Spec. In addition, she was a nominee for this year's Rhysling Award presented the Science Fiction Poetry Association.