Born in Trinidad and raised in New York City, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor is the author of Raw Air, Night When Moon Follows, and Convincing the Body. Her work is in anthologies including: Callaloo, Carry the Word, The Mom Egg, To Be Left With The Body, So Much Things To Say:100 Calabash Poets and Making the Trees Shiver. Boyce-Taylor's text, WATER has been commissioned by Jacob's Pillow, and The Joyce Theater for Ronald K. Brown /Evidence Dance Company. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Stonecoast: The University of Southern Maine. She is working on a memoir/poetry titled, The Red Bible: Poems of Loss and Remembrances after her mother Eugenia Boyce.