Nicole Taylor lives in Eugene, where she attends a poetry critique group and literary guild events. She hopes for more chapbooks and a nicely bound poetry book soon. In April 2004, Nicole won an Honorable Mention for a haiku and a second place for a rhyming poem in a book-store contest in Salem, Oregon. One of Nicole's poems was performed in dance, and in spring 2007 she was published in Yes Poetry by the Silverton Poetry Association.
Her work has been accepted to or appeared in a number of journals online and in print, including: A Handful of Stones, A Word with You Press, 4 and 20 Journal, Abraham Lincoln Magazine, Arabian Horse World, Asphodel Madness, Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac, Camel Saloon, Cirque Journal, Elephant Journal, Hyperplexia, Just Another Art Movement, Ken Again, Kerouac's Dog, Oregon Vagabond Newspaper, Outward Link, Nefarous Ballerina, Pemmican Press, Pigeon Bike, Red Fez, The Scrambler, Visual Organisms.
Recognizing the need for poetry in our lives, the Oregon Poetic Voices Project (OPV) has begun to create a comprehensive digital archive of poetry readings that will complement existing print collections of poetry across the state.
"We each carry lines of poetry with us. Words that others have written float back to us and stay with us, indelibly. We clutch these "life lines" like totems, repeat them as mantras, and summon them for comfort and laughter."
-Academy of American Poets