'2020 vision' the third collection of poems is now available. 
This collection was written during the pandemic of 2020 and beyond and chronicles thoughts and events with respect and humour. The book contains illustrations from the very talented Laura Jessup. All profits are going to BURY HOSPICE.
Orders and payment can be done using paypal -


Happy to announce Bury Met gig was a sell out. 

Thanks so much to all who came.

Lets do it again.

Bury Met

Pleased to announce that I will be playing Bury Met again on Thursday 24 Feb 2022

Tickets from the venue


Aziz Ibrahim

I was recently honoured to perform with the great Aziz, to a wonderful piece of music that he had composed


To commemorate the poppy display at the

Imperial War Museum North

A single poppy
That we tightly clutch
Small but significant 
Stands for so much

Remember the numbers
Who went unsung 
For the loss of too many
Too many too young

Who fought for their country
The horrors they saw
The wasting of life
The futility of war

So look at the art
The representation
A ceramic landscape
Respecting a nation

A crimson cascade
A river of flowers

Reminder of some

Of our darkest hours

So reflect and consider 
And think as you gaze
And pray to your God
It’s the end of those days

©Steven P. Taylor 2018

I recently visited the Imperial War Museum North, where the famous 'Tower of London' poppy display is now located. There is a very moving film and incredible poem by the great Tony Walsh (longfella). I can't recommend it highly enough. GO !

Aaron Starkie, singer with The Slow Readers Club having a slow read of my book. Fabulous band, check them out.


The lovely Jimmy Cricket asked if he could have a copy of my book and sent me a nice review - see 'Testimonials'


Thanks to Ted Sherrat for this photo of Simon reading my book in Rio !


Contributions welcome


Lots going on in Manchester at the moment with 'Bee in the City' 

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