the POEMS

My poems seem to shake themselves down into the categories you see over there.

You can find poeticism ranging from Messerschmitts to Messiahs, from maths to mystics, from painters to psychiatrists, from feng shui to footnotes, from Jewish gangsters to the Mafia, from Jewish singles to primitive blobs, from shrimps to existential solipsism (what?), from atonement to tea.

the PERFORMER

19 April 2012 – Poets off the Shelf at Swiss Cottage Library

7 May 2012 – Coffee-House Poetry at The Troubadour, Old Brompton Road

20 May 2012 – Gefiltefest

the TWITTERER

Here are some recent tweets. If you really have nothing better to do, you can find some more tweets on my Twitter page.

the BBC WORLD SERVICE

I have recently had a stint writing and broadcasting topical poems as resident poet for The Weekend World Today on the BBC World Service. Subject matter has included UK election debates, Greek financial crisis, BP, cuts, World Cup, psychic octopi, US v Iran, the Pope, the Miliband Bros, the Chilean miners, French v British attitudes to austerity, US tea parties, North Korean shelling, Wikileaks, Arab revolutions / Western convolutions, the royal wedding, the Queen's visit to Ireland, Wimbledon.

You can listen here

the POET

My CV in a sentence: Writes poem, tweaks poem, sleeps on poem, dreams of poem, completes poem, performs poem, publishes poem, uploads poem, rereads poem, rewrites poem. For more see About The Poet.

the ANIMATIONS

Here is a newly animated version of the poem 'Adam'.

the PRESS

"offbeat satirical poetry ... pithily crisp observation"
Sunday Times

"irreverent yet striking poems"
The Times

"his understated tone and deadpan comedy come directly from the tradition of comic stand-up poets"
The Independent

"the poetry of Adam Taylor deserves a wide audience"
The Irish Times

"a real quirky wit that doesn't sound like anyone else"
Don Paterson, poet

"sometimes menacing, sometimes playful, mordantly witty and brilliantly pacy"
Ham and High


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