Andrew Taylor was born in Liverpool, where he continues to live, in 1967. He studied the craft of short story writing as an undergraduate at Edge Hill College in Lancashire and developed a keen interest in poetry whilst studying for an MA in Writing Studies. He has been poet-in-residence at the Liverpool Architecture and Design Trust, a residency designed to create an opportunity to write poetry connected to and inspired by the built environment. Turn for Home, Andrew's first collection, was published by The Brodie Press in 2003. He has subsequently published Poetry and Skin Cream (erbacce Press, 2004) and Cathedral Poems (Paula Brown Publishing, 2005).
Turn for Home
This is the first full-length collection by Andrew Taylor, already well known as a poet in his home city of Liverpool. Taylor's poems form a cityscape of their own, depicting with clarity fragments of Liverpool and its environs, as he experiments with the roles of Flaneur and psychogeographer. His love of the city is involving, often playful, and always committed to re-discovering the connections between the built city and the life found within it.
Photo of Andrew Taylor by Stuart Rayner