“The Last Time As We Are” by Taylor Maliby open on 08/17/2009
The poems of The Last Time As We Are prove that “He who seeks to teach must never cease to learn.” Taylor Mali, the author of the most forwarded poem in the work (‘What Teachers Make’), explores this truth in entertaining and plainspoken ways because “the last thing this world needs is another poem” (The Call to What We Know). Whether discussing the language of love or his love of language, Mali never disappoints.
U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins says “Not since Taylor Mali, has there been a poet of the likes of Taylor Mali, which is to say he is a man of unique properties. He is tagged as a performance poet, but his performances, rather than being frontal assaults, are leavened by charm and wit and could survive happily on the page.”