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Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor

Senior Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
English, Culture and Media


Dr Taylor teaches English and Creative Writing. He teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students and is part of the supervisory team for two PhD creative writing/critical students. He is module leader for two undergraduate modules and a postgraduate module. He is NTU’s representative on the board of the Nottingham Festival of Literature.

Dr Taylor is a published poet, critic and an editor. He is a member of NTU’s Centre for Travel Writing Studies and a member of the NTU Critical Poetics Group. Dr Taylor is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Visit his personal website or follow him on Twitter.

Career overview

Dr Taylor previously taught at Edge Hill University where he was founder member of the Poetry and Poetics Research Group. He studied for his BA in English and MA in Creative Writing at Edge Hill University. His PhD - thesis title: A Poetry of Place, the Flâneur and Adrian Henri - was awarded by Lancaster University.

Research areas

Dr Taylor's recent research has been into the work and practice of the Liverpool poet and artist Adrian Henri. Other research interests include experimental poetry; ‘linguistically innovative’ poetry, poetics, conceptual writing and the Beat Generation. Further research interests include ecopoetics and travel writing.

External activity

Dr Taylor is external advisor to Liverpool John Moores University’s MA in Creative Writing. He is a co-editor at Liverpool based poetry journal, erbacce and its associated publishing house, erbacce-Press. ( He is editor of the blogzine M58. Dr Taylor is part of the organising team of Totally Wired, a Nottingham based poetry reading series. Follow Totally Wired on Twitter.

Dr Taylor is NTU’s representative on the board of the Nottingham Festival of Literature. He reviews poetry in magazines such as Orbis, The Ofi Press and The Journal.

Sponsors and collaborators

Dr Taylor has collaborated with Liverpool artist Josie Jenkins and Edward Chell, Reader in Fine Art at University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury.