Taylor Brorby

Assistant Professor


  • MFA Creative Writing and Environment, Iowa State University, 2017
  • MA Liberal Studies, Hamline University, 2013
  • BA English, St. Olaf College, 2010


Taylor Brorby is the author of Boys and Oil: Growing up gay in a fractured land (NYT Editors’ Choice)Crude: PoemsComing Alive: Action and Civil Disobedience, and co-editor of Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America. His work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the National Book Critics Circle, the MacDowell Colony, the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Mesa Refuge, Blue Mountain Center, and the North Dakota Humanities Council.

Taylor’s work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Huffington Post, LitHub, Orion Magazine, The Arkansas International, Southern Humanities Review, North Dakota Quarterly, and has appeared in numerous anthologies. He is a contributing editor at North American Review and serves on the editorial boards of Terrain.org and Hub City Press.

Taylor regularly speaks around the country on issues related to extractive economies, queerness, disability, and climate change.