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Darlene Taylor (She/Her)


  • English
  • College of Arts & Sciences


Darlene Taylor, a lecturer and co-faculty advisor to the Sterling A. Brown English Society at Howard University. She holds a BA from American University and an MFA from Stonecoast, University of Southern Maine and serves on its Writing for Social Justice Initiative. A cultural arts advocate, she founded INKPEN, a nonprofit dedicated to literary citizenship. A fellow of Callaloo and Kimbilio and former chair of the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation, her writing explores little-known lives and histories. Taylor researches politics, historic preservation, cultural arts, and legacies handed-down from porch-talk storytellers. Her work appears in Idol Talk: Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuations That Changed Their Lives and KY Stories anthologies, Feminist Studies, Kweli JournalPublic History Commons, Portland Monthly and LA Parent.