Maria Taylor.Where ideas can go…

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Maria Taylor was born in 1978 and is a poet, reviewer and author of short stories. She is Greek Cypriot in origin and was raised in London before moving to the midlands. Her poetry has been widely published in magazines including The North, The Rialto, Iota and New Walk. Maria’s reviews have appeared in the TLS and Sphinx. She is co-editor of Hearing Voices magazine, and she has taught and mentored a number of young poets including Jessica Mayhew who was recently shortlisted for the Melita Hume poetry prize.

Her debut collection Melanchrini (Nine Arches Press, 2012) has received praise from David Morley and Peter Sansom among others, and was recently shortlisted for the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize.

Hi Maria. Congratulations on the short-listing of  your book. I thought it was one of the best publications of last year. Your poems have been described as confident and assured, but…

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