Taylor Edmonds is a writer, poet, creative writing facilitator and performer from Barry in South Wales. Her debut poetry pamphlet Back Teeth was published September 2022 with Broken Sleep Books. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Cardiff University and is currently based in Cardiff. Taylor is also a team member of Where I’m Coming From, a community-focused organisation platforming underrepresented writers in Wales.

Taylor’s writing has been published widely, some notable publications include Butcher’s Dog Magazine, The Cheval Anthology, Parthian, Broken Sleep Books, Black Ballad, Black Bough, One by Jacar Press, Wales Arts Review, Ink, Sweat & Tears and I am not a Silent Poet.

Taylor is the recipient of one of Literature Wales’ and Firefly Press’ 2020 Rising Stars Wales Award, receiving support to develop her poetry for children and work with the Children’s Laureate of Wales. She was also a recipient of Literature Wales’ 2019 Underrepresented Writers scheme, receiving funding to co-run a series of community creative writing workshops for people of colour. ‘Voice’ workshops ran for six weeks in February-March 2020.

Taylor has performed her work on a Welsh tour with Nescio Ensemble, a classical ensemble from the Netherlands, for several BBC Sesh videos, as well as at events for The Swansea Fringe Festival, Sofar Sounds, Cheltenham Poetry & Jazz Festivals, LUSH Cardiff, The Poetry Café, Lucent Dreaming and more. She has also worked on projects with The Arts Council of Wales, The Severn Estuary Partnership, Goodparley x Lucent Dreaming and Cheltenham Library.

Through her work as a creative writing facilitator, Taylor is passionate about promoting the positive effects on well-being creative writing can have, particularly for marginalised communities. Taylor was Poet-in-Residence for the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales 21-22.


Cymru Ni | Our Wales Workshop Outline

  • Key stages: 3 and 4
  • Workshop delivered in: English
  • Regional availability: Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff


Title: Writing for Joy

Writing for Joy uses poetry as a means to explore how writing can have a positive impact on participants’ wellbeing. Using writing exercises that encourage reflection and mindfulness, learners will use their memories and sensory details to give life to the things and places that bring them joy. The workshop will contain a mix of individual writing, discussions and group writing to create a class poem at the end of the workshop.