Susan Taylor began writing poetry in her teens in the idyllic setting of her family farm in the Lincolnshire Wolds – Tennyson country. She is now based on Dartmoor.
She has seven published collections of poetry, a handful of pamphlets and her poems appear in a wide selection of anthologies and magazines. Her latest collection is Temporal Bones, published by Oversteps Books in 2016.
Her poetry “offers a whole range of: delicate patterns and connections and glimpses, very present and alive, full of watchful pleasure.” – Ted Hughes
“Memory and the abiding sense of spiritual reality within experience give her work a tenderly profound and authentic relevance.” – Penelope Shuttle
Susan is a dynamic and experienced spoken word artist, who is happiest when she takes her poetry off the page and onto the stage. Her collaborative work includes many poetry in performance projects with her partner, Simon Williams and with Bone Song, a storytelling collective directed by Jade Moon.
Other current projects include The Broadsheet; an annual South West poetry journal, which she co-edits with Simon, and Café Culture; a monthly series of spoken word and music cabaret events in Totnes.