Joelle Taylor

Joelle Taylor

Author: Joelle Taylor

Profile: Joelle Taylor is a poet, performer, playwright and educator. She was born in Lancashire, United Kingdom.

In 2018, being a solo poet, she toured around the United Kingdom many times besides South East Asia and Australia. At a number of schools, she is the poet in residence besides which she teaches and performs across the country. She is the Subject for Study on the OCR GCSE English curriculum.

Working with marginalized women groups across the world is her current emphasis. She also emphasizes on published writings of the marginalized women on ‘The Night Alphabet’ her blog online and on her website to coincide with her short stories debut book of the same name. She hosts and co-curates a monthly music and poetry club, ‘Out-Spoken’ at the 100 Club in London.

Writing style: Joelle Taylor’s genre is poetry, non-fiction and plays.

Published Texts:


1994 – Naming (play)

1995 – Whorror Stories (play)

1995 – Lesbians Talk Violent Relationships   (1995)

1996 – Whorror Stories (play)

2000 – Lucid Johnston (play)

2011 – Ska Tissue (poetry)

2014 – The Women Who Was Not There (poetry)

2015 – Making Poetry Happen (Collection of Essays)

2017 – Songs My Enemy Taught Me (poetry)

2017 – Rising Stars (Poetry Anthology)

2017 – How To Be a Poet (Collection of Essays)

Awards and Acknowledgements:

Taylor was a UK Performance Poetry slam Champion in the year 2000 and has been the Artistic Director of the biggest youth poetry slam in UK, the SLAMbassadors in 2001 which was run by The Poetry Society.

‘Songs My Enemy Taught Me’ is her new collection which Anthony Anaxagorou, the longtime collaborator published in 2017 through ‘Out-Spoken Press’ his company. Joelle Taylor has contributed the foreword to a poetry anthology of children published in 2017 by Otter-Barry Books.

2016 – Awarded a Fellowship of the Arts

2017 – Long-listed for the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship