Performance poet Steven P Taylor invites you to an entertaining evening of poetry and surprises.

Born and bred in Bury.

He writes much about this area and his upbringing and influences. There are poems covering love, real life, politics, characters encountered, annoyances, nature and his beloved Lancashire.

The poems are highly entertaining and full of humour, pathos and originality and can send you from laughter to tears in a moment.

He has had poems published in various magazines and anthologies and his second collection is due out early 2020.

He’s worked with some of the biggest names in poetry and comedy including John Cooper Clarke, Peter Kay and Mike Myers.

There will be laughs
Maybe tears
A little music
A few beers

Book tickets


The Box @ The Met
£13 / £11 concessions (inc fees)

Reviews

“When he (Steven) asked me to check out this book of his work and give him some feedback. I must say I was astonished and impressed by how carefully crafted these poems are, comedic and serious alike. As well as being clever and funny, they've also been given that special tender touch. If I wasn't now retired from writing I might even be slightly jealous.”

Phil Cool (comedian, writer)

“...a bloody good writer. When you read a piece and think “Well, that’s very true” or “Those are my views exactly” it can be hard to appreciate the work that’s gone into it because that’s just how YOU would have expressed it. If you could, that is. Have fun reading them - I know I certainly did. ”

Bernard Wrigley (writer, comedian, poet, actor, musician)

“Steven’s poems hold a mirror up to everyday life. They’re insightful, thought provoking and funny. And there's more - I defy you not to tap your foot when you're reciting some of them out loud. ”

Jimmy Cricket (comedian)

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