Biography

World music wordplay, free verse fanfares, binge thinking, bad news blues: Paul Taylor’s globe-trotting musical journeys are distilled into a trunkful of engaging poetry, bounced along in a solo set of classic standards, original pieces, and spontaneous compositions. The trombone poetry album - SPEECH - is available via the website and at performances.

Samples

WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS in a huge Geordie pub full of huge Geordies I sit reading Lorca while a woman's hilarity seems to loop "The Laughing Policeman" the stout steadily sinks as I wait my turn to recycle ska under the gaze of a punter whose beard is a poorly-cleaned paint brush many rounds later midnight will send us back south the clock springing forward to circle our hangovers. © Paul Taylor 2014

Books

Better Late Than Sorry - life, art, music, science, travel, the odd drink. Beetles - a collection of sometimes enigmatic biographies of a spectacular range of beetles, based on descriptions found in various books, old and recent, some of which may have been wilfully misconstrued. Robots - a short collection of poems inspired by recent news stories from the world of robotics.

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

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