About Me

Judith Taylor
Photo by Anny Thompson

I am a poet, writing in English and Scots, and based in Aberdeen.

I was born and brought up in Perthshire, and after studying English and Mediaeval History I became a librarian, a career I followed for a couple of decades before retraining for IT.

My preoccupations in poetry tend to be centred on history (especially early history) and landscape, particularly landscape as humans inhabit and try to shape it.

This site is intended as a place where I can share some of my work, and link to any of it that is published online. I won’t be blogging (with a displacement activity that good I would never finish a poem again) but I will be updating it with news about poetry and poetry events, my own and others’.

If you are interested in a reading or a workshop from me, I can be contacted through the contact form. I am registered with the Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature programme, which gives financial support towards author visits.