About the Author

Courtney Faye Taylor is the author of Concentrate, forthcoming from Graywolf Press in November 2022. It is the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize selected by Rachel Eliza Griffiths. Courtney is a Senior Writer at Hallmark Cards and is the Lead Social Writer for Mahogany. Visit her website: courtneyfayetaylor.com.

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  1. This was so informative and fascinating to read. A great way to kickstart my day!

  2. The line “Being lonesome alone is no more lonesome than being lonesome with you” is a line from my own poetry collection. This line enabled me to leave an abusive relationship and continue on to a successful life.