Catherine Taylor is the author of Apart (Ugly Duckling Presse), a mixed-genre memoir and political history that combines prose, poetry, cultural theory, and found texts from South African archives. Her first book, Giving Birth: A Journey Into the World of Mothers and Midwives (Penguin Putnam), won the Lamaze International Birth Advocate Award.
Taylor was a co-founder and producer of The Human Rights Watch Film Festival and she has received residencies at MacDowell, Yaddo, and the Millay Colony. She is a founding editor of Essay Press, an independent press dedicated to publishing innovative essays in book form.
Taylor received her Ph.D. from Duke University and is an associate professor in the writing department at Ithaca College.