Richard Taylor

was educated at Dartmouth College, Kiel University (Germany), and Yale.  He was a member of the 1964 Olympic Nordic Ski Team.  For many years he taught German, Latin and English and coached cross – country skiers at Gould Academy.  He has written many articles on the culture and science of endurance training and a book entitled No Pain, No Gain? (2002), which includes both the science of training and a cultural history of American attitudes towards sport.  His poems have been published in Ice River  and The Spoon River Poetry Review.  He lives with his wife, Sally, in Bethel, Maine.