Taylor Graham is a volunteer search-and-rescue dog handler in the Sierra Nevada, and also helps her husband (a retired wildlife biologist) with his field projects. Her poems have appeared in International Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, The New York Quarterly, Poetry International, Southern Humanities Review, and elsewhere, including the anthology CALIFORNIA POETRY: FROM THE GOLD RUSH TO THE PRESENT (Heyday Books, 2004). Her latest book, THE DOWNSTAIRS DANCE FLOOR (Texas Review Press, 2006), was awarded the Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize. Taylor Grahams poems, Cessna Down, Last Seen at the ATM, 3/5, the Andes by proxy, and her essay, The Search and the Poem, appeared as Mudlark Poster No. 1 (1997), inaugurating the Mudlark Poster Series.