Joelle Taylor is an award-winning poet, playwright, author and editor who recently toured through Europe, Australia, Brazil and South East Asia with her latest collection, Songs My Enemy Taught Me. She is widely anthologised, the author of three full poetry collections and three plays, and is currently completing her debut short story collection The Night Alphabet. Joelle has featured on radio and television, and in 2001 founded SLAMbassadors—the UK’s national youth slam championships—through the Poetry Society, remaining its Artistic Director until 2018. Her work is taught as part of the OCR English GCSE syllabus, and she has received a Change Maker Award and a Fellowship of the RSA, and was longlisted for the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships.
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