Poet Laura Taylor “If I can use my own hard times to make art, and share that widely, then that multiplies the cohesion, makes us all stronger”.
Laura Taylor, 47, St Helens, Merseyside, UK.
Laura is from a village called Rainhill, which is located in between St Helens and Liverpool. Having been born into a working-class family Laura has retained the values of that upbringing. Material gain is not a high priority – happiness, harmony, love and equality are. Laura identifies herself as a Socialist, a feminist, and says she has challenged arbitrary forms of authority all her life.
I do not believe in hierarchies. I have no ‘art background’ as such, I’ve never studied creative writing. I just started writing poetry in 2010 for the first time.
What motivated you to deal with the subject of writing for revolution/unsolicitedadvice in your art?
‘Write for Revolution’ was about…
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