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TAYO Literary Magazine


TAYO cultivates emerging poetry and prose, publishing writing that knifes, lifts, and strikes at the emotive truth of all things lost and adrift.

Painting: "No Clowns in Harlem" by Ernest Williamson III

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TAYO Literary Magazine


TAYO cultivates emerging poetry and prose, publishing writing that knifes, lifts, and strikes at the emotive truth of all things lost and adrift.

Painting: "No Clowns in Harlem" by Ernest Williamson III


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“Depressed Sounds” by  J.K. Chukwu

“Depressed Sounds” by J.K. Chukwu

Annual Issue: Eight | ISSN: 2164-0270


I feel strangely proud. When the men find my Agnes, as they do with anyone who is not like them, I have no worries. Each one goes blind as soon as he sends a carnal glance her way. The ones that dare touch her recoil, scalded, palms burnt. I taunt the worst offender, caught trying to sneak into our yard. He has rope and a knife on him. The bandanna he masked his face with now only slightly muffles his sobs. He should be grateful that the last thing he saw was her. I tell him, Here’s something else you will never see: My daughter, afraid.

— "Hagiographies: A Series" BY Rosario Margate


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past issues


Since 2009, TAYO has published amazing work from across the globe. We
compiled and anthologized creative work from Saudi Arabia, Singapore,
Great Britain, North America, the Philippines, and more. 

Photograph: "No. 7" by Mohammed Ali Mirzaei

past issues


Since 2009, TAYO has published amazing work from across the globe. We
compiled and anthologized creative work from Saudi Arabia, Singapore,
Great Britain, North America, the Philippines, and more. 

Photograph: "No. 7" by Mohammed Ali Mirzaei

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TAYO press


In the spirit of fostering emerging writers who excite us, and challenge the way we read literature, TAYO is partnering with the Feminist Press for the very first book prize dedicated to Women/Nonbinary Writers of Color: The Louise Meriwether First Book Prize

Painting: "Waxing Crescent" by Monica Magtoto

TAYO press


In the spirit of fostering emerging writers who excite us, and challenge the way we read literature, TAYO is partnering with the Feminist Press for the very first book prize dedicated to Women/Nonbinary Writers of Color: The Louise Meriwether First Book Prize

Painting: "Waxing Crescent" by Monica Magtoto

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reviews


Welcome to TAYO's new Reviews Section. We hope to curate a space online where critical readership intersects with the myriad of POC-centered books, adding to the growing scholarship of diasporic literature.

Painting: "Fragmented World" by Eliseo Art Silva

reviews


Welcome to TAYO's new Reviews Section. We hope to curate a space online where critical readership intersects with the myriad of POC-centered books, adding to the growing scholarship of diasporic literature.

Painting: "Fragmented World" by Eliseo Art Silva