Abbie Johnson Taylor, president of WyoPoets, is an avid and passionate about life. Reading her submission and listening to her poetry give us a view into her many interests and observations.
I’m the President of WyoPoets. I’m visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my late husband, totally blind and partially paralyzed as a result of two strokes.
Besides poetry, I write fiction and nonfiction. My novel, We Shall Overcome, was published in 2007 by iUniverse. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. My poetry collection, How to Build a Better Mousetrap: Recollections and Reflections of a Family Caregiver, was released in 2011 also by iUniverse. I’m currently working on a memoir about my experiences as a family caregiver.
I’m inspired to write by many things: songs I hear on the radio, things I see with my limited vision while out walking, conversations I overhear, dreams I have, items in the news.
Visit her website to learn more about her and her books and to read some of her work.
Here, WyoPoets asks its members to summarize their writing lives, poetry backgrounds and inspirations. We hope that if you are not a member you will think about joining. If you are a member, this is a chance to learn how other WyoPoets’ members get their poetry onto paper. Submissions receive only minor edits. Each poet’s voice clearly shines through. If you would like to share your poetry experiences, email Myra L. Peak for details.