Richard Allen Taylor


About Richard Allen Taylor

RICHARD ALLEN TAYLOR (Charlotte, NC) is the author of three published poetry collections, all from Main Street Rag Publishing Company: Armed and Luminous (2016), Punching Through the Egg of Space (2010) and Something to Read on the Plane (chapbook, 2004). His poems, articles and reviews have appeared in Rattle, Comstock Review, The Pedestal, Iodine Poetry Journal, Wild Goose Poetry Review,, and Asheville Poetry Review, among others. Taylor co-founded and for several years co-edited Kakalak, a poetry and art journal featuring the work of North and South Carolina artists and poets; and served as Review Editor for The Main Street Rag (2013 – 2019). After retiring from his forty-four-year business career, Taylor earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte in 2015.

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    Poems by Richard Allen Taylor

  • Tuesday

    • Published: June 19, 2020
    Workplace Performance

    in Work Poems


    is grossly underrated, glad to be here, eager to get going.
    Unlike Monday, it doesn't care that the weekend is over


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  • Hourglass

    • Published: June 19, 2020
    Time Speeds Up As We Age

    in Meaningful Poems

    At fifty-something
    I begin to feel the rising panic

    that probably gets worse later


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  • Primitive Afternoon

    • Published: June 9, 2020
    Getting Away From It All

    in Beauty of Nature Poems

    I asked for
    this primitive afternoon
    away from it all


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