Taylor Edmonds is a writer, performer, critic and marketing & social media manager from Barry in South Wales. She recently completed her MA in Creative Writing at Cardiff University and is currently based in Cardiff. Taylor is also a team member of Where I’m Coming From, an open mic and platform for BAME/underrepresented writers in Wales.
Taylor’s writing has been published widely, some notable publications include Butcher’s Dog Magazine, Wales Arts Review, The Cheval Anthology, Parthian (forthcoming), Broken Sleep Books (forthcoming), Black Bough, One by Jacar Press, Ink, Sweat & Tears and I am not a Silent Poet. She is currently working on her debut poetry collection, Shedding Skin, which explores womanhood, empowerment and storytelling.
Taylor is the recipient of one of Literature Wales’ and Firefly Press’ 2020 Rising Stars award, receiving support to develop her poetry for children and work with the Children’s Laureate of Wales. She was also a recipient of Literature Wales’ 2019 Underrepresented Writers scheme, receiving funding to co-run a series of community creative writing workshops for people of colour. ‘Voice’ workshops will run for six weeks in February-March 2020.
Taylor has performed her work on a Welsh tour with Nescio Ensemble, a classical ensemble from the Netherlands, for several BBC Sesh videos, as well as at events for The Swansea Fringe Festival, Sofar Sounds, Cheltenham Poetry & Jazz Festivals, LUSH Cardiff, The Poetry Café, Lucent Dreaming and more. She has also worked on projects with The Arts Council of Wales, The Severn Estuary Partnership, Goodparley x Lucent Dreaming and Cheltenham Library.