Heather Taylor is a Canadian poet and a regular on the London poetry scene where she displays her natural ability to reach out to an audience. Her poetry is darkly comic, moving and unashamedly honest, drawing inspiration from her home, travel and the complications of family love.
she never talks of strangers - OUT OF PRINT
horizon & back
Heather Taylor maps an image-rich world with a voice that is fresh, tough & hard to ignore with strong, brazen writing that lives on & off the page.
Saskatchewan 1930 from horizon & back
Fat cattle grow lean,
butchered in piles of rotting flesh
waiting for the Iron Horse
to cross the sea of dust.
In the hot prairie sun,
with neighbours & cattlemen
& watches the sky for rain.
At home, I have a little broom
cut down to size, to sweep out
dust bunny colonies that grow
in corners & multiply
like the maggots in the meatwe're still trying to sell.