Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Theatre
Jane Taylor


JaneTaylorLG.jpgGuest Poet and Author of "The Lady Victory"

In residence during The Lady Victory (2013)

Jane is a poet, editor and teacher with a special interest in creative collaboration. Her first book in 2005 was a duet with poet, Judith Tate O’Brien, entitled By the Grace of Ghosts.  In 2007 Jane partnered with poet, Anita Skeen, in a collection, When We Say Shelter, poems inspired by their shared experiences teaching at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. Jane and Anita also co-edited a literary anthology by Ghost Ranch writers entitled Once Upon a Place: Writing from Ghost Ranch. In 2009 What Can Be Saved, poems in two voices, was published by Finishing Line and adapted for the stage in 2012 by Ann Folino White’s students at MSU. The Lady Victory, her latest book from Turning Point Press, is being adapted by White for performance in 2013 at MSU. 

Jane has a Master’s in English/Creative Writing from University of Central Oklahoma, a Master of Library Science and a BA in Women’s Studies from O.U.  She is a Virginia Center for Creative Arts Fellow.

Jane’s interests and obsessions include: rituals, mesas, owls, Okies, childhood, lines (blue, telephone, broken),voices, shelter, rock, fracking, water, family, thresholds, and nuns .

Her poems have been published in Red Cedar Review, Nimrod, Whetstone, Enigmatist, New Plains Review, Calyx, Flyway, Third Wednesday, Rhino, This Land, Still PointMiriam’s Well, and many others.  Jane lives in Oklahoma City and posts at janevincenttaylor.blogspot.com.