Orion magazine names Iowa State MFA student as new reviews editor

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Award-winning essayist and poet Taylor Brorby has been named Orion‘s new reviews editor.

His work has appeared in High Country NewsCanaryWritten River, and many others. Taylor speaks regularly around the country about issues related to fracking and the Bakken oil boom and is a fellow at the Black Earth Institute. His chapbook of poems, Ruin: Elegies from the Bakken, was published by Ice Cube Press, and he is the editor of the forthcoming anthology Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America due out this winter from the same publisher.

When not overseeing Orion’s book reviews section, he plans to continue work on new collections of poems and essays. He is also currently pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University.

Orion is a bimonthly magazine that publishes writing and art that explore the connection between nature and culture. It has won numerous awards, was a finalist for the National Magazine Award in 2010 and 2013, and is based in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. www.orionmagazine.org