"excellent humorous poetry
with a sharp satirical bite"
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.
19 April 2012 – Poets off the Shelf at Swiss Cottage Library
20 May 2012 – Gefiltefest
Here are some recent tweets. If you really have nothing better to do, you can find some more tweets on my Twitter page.
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.
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.
Here is a newly animated version of the poem 'Adam'.
"offbeat satirical poetry ... pithily crisp observation"
"irreverent yet striking poems"
"his understated tone and deadpan comedy come directly from the tradition of comic stand-up poets"
"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