John Taggart

John Taggart was born in Perry, Iowa, on October 5, 1942. He studied at Earlham College, the University of Chicago, and Syracuse University. As an undergraduate he began editing the poetry magazine Maps, continuing until the mid-1970s. From 1969 to 2001 he taught in the English Department and directed the Interdisciplinary Arts Program at Shippensburg University. He has received the Commonwealth Award for Academic Service, the Chicago Review poetry prize, and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, among others. He lives in the Cumberland Valley of south-central Pennsylvania.

Books by this author

Awards and Honors

Gertrude Stein Award, 1996

Writing Fellowship, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, 1987

National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships, 1976, 1986

Frank Stanford Poetry Prize, 1982

Poetry Prize, Chicago Review, 1980