poetry bio

Phil Taggart has published three collections of poetry, his newly published, Rick Sings (Brandenburg Press), Opium Wars (Mille Grazie Press) and an art book in collaboration with Texas artist Ann Harithas, Cowboy Collages. He served for nine years as the Poetry Editor of Art Life, and is currently editor and publisher of Askew with Marsha de la O and Friday Lubina. He received a Champion of Mental Health Award from the Turning Point Foundation for his work promoting the understanding of mental disorders, an Art Stars Award from the Ventura County Arts Council, and the Mayor’s Art Award and an Individual Artist’s Grant from the City of Ventura. He grew up in South Whittier and now lives in Ventura, California with his wife Marsha de la O.

Phil is Ventura County Poet Laureate

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  1. Hello!
    I am gathering the contact information for Poet laureates in Southern California. I would like to know if this is the best method of reaching you or if you had a phone number or personal email you would like to disclose. Any information will be helpful. Thanks!

    Miguel

  2. I’d love to feature in Ventura

    My Creative Work is available at the links below

    OUT OF THE GARDEN/novel/INVOKING ANAIS NIN essay
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    ALLISON’S WAR script
    FLIGHT new poems 2014-2017
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