Susan Taylor

Susan TaylorSusan Taylor farmed in Lincolnshire until she was 30 and now lives with her husband, the poet Simon Williams, on the southern edge of Dartmoor. Her writing draws its moods from the natural world – its shifting patterns and constant energy.

Susan holds a Masters Degree in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. She runs regular poetry workshops in Totnes, and received a Tarka Country Millennium Award for her collaborative performance project, Reclaiming the Myths of Dartmoor.

Sample poetry

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Oversteps collections

The Suspension of the Moon (2009)

A Small Wave for Your Form (2012)

Temporal Bones (2016)

Recent news

  • Oversteps Books was at the Poetry Book Fair in London last month. A group of six of our poets gave a wonderful reading: Sally Festing, Simon Williams, Susan Taylor, Angela Stoner , Janet Loverseed and Wendy Klein.

    [8-Nov-16 ]

  • Simon Williams and Susan Taylor are launching a new poetry publication next month, called ‘Broadsheet’. The first issue will include poets reading at the Exeter Poetry Festival and poets from Devon and Cornwall. The Oversteps poets represented in this first issue are: Jennie Osborne, Rebecca Gethin and Alwyn Marriage.

    [13-Sep-13 ]

  • Susan Taylor and Simon Williams have visual poems in the Domestic Cherry / Artsite exhibition at Post Modern Gallery, Swindon.

    [15-May-13 ]

  • Susan Taylor was shortlisted in the Templar Poetry Pamphlet competition 2011.

    [25-Feb-12 ]

  • Susan Taylor’s poem, “Implements of Song“, was chosen by Carol Ann Duffy for her Poetry Corner in the Daily Mirror

    [6-Jul-10 ]