"Glenn Taylor has one of the best ears in all of American literature. His is a rowdy, rooted, tender troubadour poet's heart."
–Claire Vaye Watkins, author of I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
“‘Bend me your ear and I'll tell you a story about everything,’ begins the wondrous Songs of Betty Baach . . . Our guide here speaks with such knowing, witty, sorrowing wisdom, the voice becomes both urgent and inevitable, hallmarks of our greatest literature.”
—Edie Meidav, author of
Another Love Discourse
“Brilliant . . . Taylor’s tuned to a visionary frequency you’ve never heard or imagined. Get ready to fly.”
—Ann Pancake, author of
Me and My Daddy Listen to Bob Marley
"Kept me reading every night, thinking of this world we have now and the world Betty has navigated for centuries, and the way Glenn Taylor has captured the verses of how women walk that rope bridge of love, desire, caretaking, ferocious loyalty, and deep immersion into the land . . . I can't wait to start re-reading this novel, in the dark, again."
author of Mecca
Glenn Taylor’s fourth novel, The Songs of Betty Baach is forthcoming in March 2023. His first novel, The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award. Glenn’s work has appeared in such venues as Oxford American, Tin House, Electric Literature, and Huizache. Born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia, he now resides in Morgantown, where he teaches in the MFA Program at West Virginia University.
photo by Margaret Hanshaw Taylor