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Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor

Senior Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
English, Culture and Media


Dr Taylor teaches Creative Writing and English. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students and supervises a number of PhD creative /critical writing candidates. He is course leader for the BA (Hons) Creative Writing programme.

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, that resulted in the first monograph to be published on Henri: Adrian Henri: A Critical Reading (London: Greenwich Exchange, 2019). Other research interests include experimental poetry, poetics, conceptual writing and the Beat Generation. Further research interests include eco-poetics and travel writing. He edited, in two volumes, the Collected Poems of acclaimed Welsh poet, Peter Finch, (Cardiff: Seren Books, 2022). He is currently working on a monograph on Finch’s work.

External activity

Dr Taylor 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 reviews poetry in magazines such as OrbisThe Ofi Press and The Journal.

Sponsors and collaborators

Dr Taylor has collaborated with Edward Chell, Reader in Fine Art at University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury; Welsh based artist, Julie Jones; Spanish based poet, Charlie Baylis and the musician and writer, Nick Power.


Northangerland (Nottingham: Leafe Press) 2022

Peter Finch Collected Poems (Cardiff: Seren Books) (editor; two volumes) Vol 1 ISBN 9781781726716 Vol 2 ISBN 9781781726709

Not There-Here (Bristol: Shearsman Books) 2021 ISBN:9781848617872

Silo (High Peak: The Red Ceilings Press) 2021

Empire (Nottingham: M58 Communications) 2020

Adrian Henri: A Critical Reading (London: Greenwich Exchange) 2019 ISBN: 9781910996287

Lowdeine Chronicles (with Nick Power) (Liverpool: erbacce Press) 2019 ISBN: 9781912455072

at first it felt like flying (with Charlie Baylis) (Beaworthy: Indigo Dreams) 2019 ISBN: 9781910834992

Aire (High Peak: The Red Ceilings Press) 2018

15.11.13. – 5.2.14 (Leeds: Stranger Press) 2018 ISBN: 9780244626822

The 140’s (Nottingham: Leafe Press) 2018 ISBN: 9781999945107

March (Bristol: Shearsman Books) 2017 ISBN: 9781848615052

The Liverpool Warehousing Co. Ltd. (Manchester: zimZalla) 2016

Air Vault (Hunstanton: Oystercatcher Press) 2016 ISBN: 9781905885954

Future Dust (Maryport: Original Plus) 2015 ISBN: 9780993118616

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