Laura Taylor was born into a working-class family in the North of England in 1968 and has challenged arbitrary forms of authority all her life. Now in her prime, she understands fully the potency of kindness in a world intent on creating division.

Book Launch


Fault Lines by Laura Taylor
Fault Lines
adult poetry
ISBN 978-1-9996707-0-2 | 66pp | 2018
rrp £8.00 | ebook £5.99

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"One of the country's finest poets, both on the page and on the stage. A spirit at once empathetic and revolutionary. Real words for heartbreaking times, a call to action!" - Attila the Stockbroker, poet & musician

"A poetic battle cry. I'd like my teenage daughter to read these poems because, as women, we shouldn't have to wait for middle age to claim the right to be ourselves." - Alice Nutter, ex-Chumbawamba, screenwriter & playwright

"Defiant, furious, vulnerable, bloody-minded and wonderfully joyous, this volume of poems encourages us all to hang on in there. Fill your heart. Read this book." - Steve Pottinger, poet & performer

"This is poetry that does not just describe our world: it challenges you to change it. And it does so with such class." - Janine Booth, writer, poet, activist & Marxist motormouth

"Laura has perhaps the key quality to be a true poet: she has something to say. This book is of and for the times we are living through and, as such, ought to be on school curricula." - Julian Jordon, Director, Write Out Loud

Includes a Foreword by Professor Mike Thomas, Vice-Chancellor, University of Central Lancashire.

Cover photo by Rich Pictures.


Kaleidoscope by Laura Taylor
Kaleidoscope
adult poetry
ISBN 978-0-9932370-5-8 | 74pp | 2016
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With eloquent conviction, Kaleidoscope champions equality and challenges authority, exposing the hypocrisy, iniquity and 'politricks' of the powers that be.
A fiery and astute collection, crafted with passion, tenderness and humour, from one of the UK's most incisive performers.

Includes a Foreword by Attila the Stockbroker. 

"Riveting, inspiring, dead hard and incredibly soft at the same time. This is one of the best books of poetry I have ever read." - Attila the Stockbroker

"Kaleidoscope is a wake-up call to the self and the nation, and the reader is left feeling energised and more alive than before." - Cathy Thomas-Bryant, poet & co-editor of Best of Manchester Poets

"In a politically supine era, Laura unflinchingly shows us how to stand up and be counted." - Julian Jordon, Director, Write Out Loud

"If there is strength in unity, then art saves lives. Bang a drum, pluck a string, sing a song, have a dance, write a verse, paint a picture and enjoy. And when you find something that stokes your soul and makes you smile - keep doing it." - Laura Taylor

Dave Morgan reviews Kaleidoscope at Write Out Loud.

Julian Jordon reviews Laura's launch event at Write Out Loud.

Interview with Laura at Write Out Loud.


Laura performing 'Dear Margaret' at No Borders refugee benefit gig in Widnes, 2015. With thanks to Ged Jaras.

Cover photo by Rich Pictures.

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