Phil Taggart


Ventura, CA
California US

Author's Bio

photo is by Alexis Rhone Fancher

Phil Taggart has four collections of poetry.  Walking the Dog in a Time of RageRick Sings,  Opium Wars and an art book with artist Ann Harithas, Cowboy Collages. He has been a poetry editor for over twenty years for Art Life limited edition, and with Marsha de la O, the Askew Poetry Journal and Spillway.

He has taught poetry workshops at Cal Lutheran, University of Pittsburg, local high schools, CAPS Media and elementary schools. He teaches Digital Broadcast Media at El Camino High School at Ventura College


He is on the board of the Ventura County Poetry Project and the BreakBread Literacy Project.

Phil has run and supported poetry readings in Ventura County and Santa Barbara since 1991. He presently hosts a weekly poetry reading at the EP Foster Library in Ventura, CA.

Publications & Prizes

Walking the Dog in a Time of Rage (Brandenburg Press, 2022)
Rick Sings (Brandenburg Press, 2014)
Opium Wars (Mille Grazie Press, 1997)

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Last update: Nov 29, 2021