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Judith Taylor

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Local authority: Aberdeen City
Languages: English, Scots
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I am a poet, writing in English and Scots, and am based in Aberdeen. I was born and brought up in Perthshire, and after studying English and Medieval 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. I'm also interested in narrative, and the way it can be used, often indirectly, in poetry. I'm inspired by visual art and recently I've also been writing more about music and dance.

I write mainly in non-rhymed, loosely stanzaic forms but I've also experimented with fixed forms and have taught some of these, particularly the sonnet, as part of workshops. (Photo credit: Anny Thompson)

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Clackmannanshire; Dundee; East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Midlothian; Moray; Perth and Kinross; Stirling; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Reading; Workshop

Topics of work

Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Editing & editing your own work; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; History; Music; Nature

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+