Mervyn Taylor, a longtime Brooklyn resident, was born in Belmont, on the island of Trinidad. He has taught at Bronx Community College, The New School University, and in the NYC public school system. His publications include The Waving Gallery (2014), and Voices Carry (2017). His latest, Country of Warm Snow (2020), has earned a Poetry Book Society Recommendation . A chapbook of pandemic poems, News of the Living, will be out later in 2020.