Originally from Lubbock, Texas, Taylor Collier currently lives in Nashville, TN.  He holds graduate degrees from Florida State University, Syracuse University, and the University of North Texas and has taught writing and literature classes for the past ten years.  His writing has appeared in various publications such as Barrow Street, DIAGRAM, The Laurel Review, The Normal School, Poet Lore, Rattle, Smartish Pace, and Washington Square.