Taylor Steele is an NYC born and based writer, educator, performer, theater and film-maker.
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 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 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 with the direction of Ugurlu.
She was also recently awarded a residency at The Center at West Park, where she will produce an original play in Fall 2019.
Taylor is a triple-Taurus who believes in the power of art to change, shape, and heal.