Taylor Steele is an NYC born and based writer, educator, performer, theater and film-maker.
Her poetry can be found at such esteemed publications as Apogee Journal, HEArt Journal, BOAAT Press, and many more/forthcoming. Her chapbook Dirty.Mouth.Kiss is available on Pizza Pi Press. Taylor has written content for The Body is Not an Apology, 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 graduated with honors from The New School with a degree in Culture & Media. 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 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 with the direction of Ugurlu for shows at La MaMa in 2014 and 2015.
In 2016, she wrote and directed a 10-minute play called “I Tell Medusa I’m Lonely” at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre. In 2019, she was Assistant Director for “Notes from the Basement,” a musical in development by Kate Eberstadt at The Center at West Park. Taylor is currently teaching writing to high school students in Harlem.
A queer empath, Taylor is a triple-Taurus who believes in the power of art to change, shape, and heal.