Born Judith Ann Taylor in Pasadena in 1944, Judy was raised by her doctor father and nurse mother in Sierra Madre and later Newhall, California. She first realized her interest in poetry and literature when introduced to Shakespeare in her 10th grade English class at Wm S. Hart High School in Newhall. She majored in German with a French minor at Cal Lutheran College in Thousand Oaks, then went to USC for a master's in comparative literature. She spent a year in the Fulbright Program at Freiburg, Germany and returned to USC as a Woodrow Wilson scholar. She also worked on a newspaper as a reporter and photographer. She left school and married Hatch in 1972 and they set off for his Forest Service tour in Alaska.
Writing under the name Taylor Graham, Judy has had thousands of poems printed in poetry magazines, journals, newspapers, and anthologies, and a number of books of poetry. She is very proud of her inclusion in the anthology California Poetry: from the Gold Rush to the present.
Judy is active in two local poetry groups, Tuesday@Two and Red Fox Underground.
View a full list of Taylor's books here.
A page with some individual poems can be found here.