Taylor Steele is an NYC born and based poet, playwright, screenwriter, and performer.
Her love for words has led to her poetry being published in Apogee Journal, HEArt Journal, BOAAT Press, and more. Her chapbook Dirty.Mouth.Kiss is available on Pizza Pi Press. Taylor has written for The Body is Not an Apology, AFROPUNK, Samuel French, and Philadelphia Printworks. She is an internationally ranked spoken word artist who has been featured on Huffington Post, Brooklyn Poets, Button Poetry and is a 2016 Pushcart Nominee.
Taylor was awarded a residency at The Center at West Park, where she wrote and directed a new play in October 2019. She currently writes with CNT Productions, a production company championing marginalized voices off and on screen.
Taylor graduated with honors from The New School with a degree in Culture & Media in 2014. During her time there, she worked as Writer’s Assistant to Janine Ditullio and studied under Laurie Collyer (Sherrybaby) and Caveh Zahedi (The Sheik and I). She also served as a dramaturge for La MaMa’s resident director, Zishan Ugurlu, on the 2014 production of “Marathon Dancing: Letters to Wall Street in the Era of Wonderful Nonsense.” Taylor went on to write and perform two solo pieces at La MaMa under the direction of Ugurlu.
Taylor is a triple-Taurus who believes in the power of art to change, shape, and heal. You can support her creative works here.