Richard Tayson is available for fall one-on-one tutorials and manuscript editorial sessions.
His goal in giving detailed written feedback and suggestions about the work is to offer suggestions while preserving the integrity and spirit of the author's work.
Since 2011, eight clients have had their works published following editorial sessions with Tayson. Two of these clients returned to work on a second manuscript, which was also subsequently published.
He engages in both line-by-line editing, as well as addressing more general structural concerns (such as sequencing and strategic divisions of any given manuscript). He suggests readings / artistic engagement that spur writers on to complete the work or to further engage in their primary concerns.
Tayson is the winner of the Wick Poetry prize, and a two-time NYFA fellow (2003 and 2014). His books include THE WORLD UNDERNEATH and THE APPRENTICE OF FEVER, both from Kent State University Press. His co-authored nonfiction work, LOOK UP FOR YES was published by Viking-Penguin and became a bestseller in Germany. His poems appear in over 50 publications, including Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, Paris Review, Kenyon Review, and Prairie Schooner. He holds an M.A. in creative writing from NYU and a doctorate in English Literature from CUNY's Graduate Center. He teaches creative writing at New School University.
For further information or to schedule an editorial session, please use the Contact page. All inquiries will be responded to promptly.