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Cheryl Boyce-Taylor papers, (bulk 1997-2014)

Title
Cheryl Boyce-Taylor papers, 1982-2014 (bulk 1997-2014)
Author
Boyce-Taylor, Cheryl, 1950-
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Box 2Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 919 Box 2Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 1Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 919 Box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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Description
0.8 linear feet (2 archival boxes)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Clippings.
  • Correspondence.
  • Fiction.
  • Interviews.
  • Poetry.
Note
  • Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division.
Source (note)
  • Cheryl Boyce-Taylor
Biography (note)
  • Cheryl Boyce-Taylor was born in Arima, Trinidad, and migrated to St. Albans Queens at the age of thirteen. Boyce-Taylor attended a Seventh Day Adventist high school in the Bronx, and completed undergraduate studies at City College of New York. Boyce-Taylor later completed an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Southern Maine, Stonecast. She married Walt Taylor at the age of 19, and gave birth to her son, Malik Isaac, a year later. In the early 1970s, she formed the Boyce-Taylor Theatrical Company and began performing her poetry. She began taking her poetry more seriously after completing a course at Hunter College with Audre Lorde during this same time period. Boyce-Taylor has published several full-length poetry monographs including: "As A Woman I Laugh and Cry&Poems", "Birthsounds, Rhythms and other Contractions", "Convincing the Body", and "Raw Air". Her work has been featured in magazines and journals such as "Callaloo", in addition to her notable work with choreographer, Ron K. Brown's Evidence Dance Company.
Provenance (note)
  • The collection was held and maintained by Cheryl Boyce-Taylor until its donation to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Call Number
Sc MG 919
Author
Boyce-Taylor, Cheryl, 1950-
Title
Cheryl Boyce-Taylor papers, 1982-2014 (bulk 1997-2014)
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
sheet
volume
Summary
The Cheryl Boyce Taylor papers, 1982-2014, partially document the artistic and personal life of poet, visual and teaching artist, Cheryl Boyce Taylor. The collection contains manuscripts, drafts, correspondence, interview transcripts, programs, flyers, clippings, and ephemera.
Biography
Cheryl Boyce-Taylor was born in Arima, Trinidad, and migrated to St. Albans Queens at the age of thirteen. Boyce-Taylor attended a Seventh Day Adventist high school in the Bronx, and completed undergraduate studies at City College of New York. Boyce-Taylor later completed an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Southern Maine, Stonecast. She married Walt Taylor at the age of 19, and gave birth to her son, Malik Isaac, a year later. In the early 1970s, she formed the Boyce-Taylor Theatrical Company and began performing her poetry. She began taking her poetry more seriously after completing a course at Hunter College with Audre Lorde during this same time period. Boyce-Taylor has published several full-length poetry monographs including: "As A Woman I Laugh and Cry&Poems", "Birthsounds, Rhythms and other Contractions", "Convincing the Body", and "Raw Air". Her work has been featured in magazines and journals such as "Callaloo", in addition to her notable work with choreographer, Ron K. Brown's Evidence Dance Company.
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Local Subject
Black author.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 919
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