Jackson Taylor is most proud to have helped launch The New School’s Graduate Writing Program where he is the Associate Director. He also teaches courses at mediabistro in SoHo. He holds a BA from Columbia and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. For three years he worked at The New York Times as floater in many departments including The Week in Review, Culture, Arts and Leisure, the UN bureau, National and Metro desks. For more than fifteen years he has been the Director of The Prison Writing Program at PEN American Center. He has written film, theater and restaurant reviews for Downtown Express, SoHo Weekly, and Time Out NY. His short fiction has appeared in small “zine” publications many of which have four-letter titles ie; Spit, Pink, Moss and Punk. He recently completed his first novel and is at work on a second.