Joelle Taylor

  • Lancashire
  • Eastside Productions


Joelle Taylor is a published poet, award winning playwright and spoken word artist.

She has toured solo and as a member of Atomic Lip, and leads workshops in a variety of venues. She also writes performance novels, including Whorror Stories I and II, and is Artistic Director of Transgressive Art Physical Poetry Company.

She was UK Performance Poetry Slam Champion in 2000, and hosts Mother Foucault Spoken Word Burlesque in Covent Garden, London. She is also the co-ordinator of the Poetry Society's Rise Slam Championships. She performs internationally, including in Greece, Zimbabwe and Botswana as well as in a diverse range of venues in the UK - ranging from the ICA to the Lyceum to Theatre Royal Drury Lane. She is completing her first novel.

Her book Lesbians Talk Violent Relationships was published in 1995.


Lesbians Talk Violent Relationships

Author statement

I write because I do not know how not to. In some ways, the words write me. There is an art to writing for performance, to writing on air, and it is something that I am still actively working on.