Ed Taylor

Adjunct Professor

M.F.A., Antioch University
B. A., University of North Carolina

Ed Taylor (he, him) has taught at Canisius since 2003 (English and Communications), and also teaches at SUNY-Buffalo State.  He is the former Executive Director of Just Buffalo Literary Center, a former staff member of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Smithsonian Institution, and a former staff writer and editor for a variety of publishers.


  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2014
  • Faculty Appreciation Award (Student Selected), SUNY-Buffalo State, 2010, 2015
  • Notable Read selection, Best American Nonrequired Reading, 2010 


  • Theo (novel; Old Street Books, 2015)
  • Sebastian's Ladder (novel; Space Boy Books, 2023)
  • Triple (poetry; Ravenna Press, 2022)
  • “Black Nikes” (1-act play; Alleyway Theater, 2020)
  • “5 Skandhas” (dance/spoken word collaboration with choreographer Carlos Jones; SUNY-Buffalo State/Rockwell Hall, 2015)