T. Dallas Saylor’s poetry explores faith and sexuality against a variety of landscapes: nature, city, canvas, console, body. He holds an MFA from the University of Houston, where he taught undergraduate composition, literature, and creative writing, and he now teaches composition as a graduate assistant at FSU. He is currently working on a manuscript called Holy Little Masochisms, and his work is forthcoming in Christianity & Literature.
Saylor remembers, "Messiah was a family—the other students and the faculty. People really believed in each other’s work and invested in each other both within and outside of the classroom, and those bonds gave me strength to begin exploring my identity and experimenting with craft. At Messiah I learned to be a critical thinker, to question things and dig deeper, and to abide with uncertainty and difficulty."