In 2017, Rosamund Taylor won the inaugural Mairtín Crawford award and was nominated for a Forward Prize for her poem Detour (Leaving Edinburgh). Most recently, her work has appeared in Agenda, Orbis, Banshee, The Penny Dreadful, Crannóg and Magma.
She has been twice short-listed for the Montreal International Poetry Prize and won joint second-place for the Patrick Kavanagh Award 2015. She read at the Cork International Poetry Festival in 2016, and took part in the Poetry Ireland Introductions series in 2015.
Her poetry explores the space women inhabit when they are not in thrall to the world around them. Do we define our own identity, or is an identity thrust upon us? What does it mean to be an outsider? Asking these questions, she writes about historical figures, such as the astronomer, Caroline Herschel, and other women who became scientists and explorers against all odds. She is also informed by her own experiences both as a lesbian and someone who is neurodivergent.
Rosamund is an experienced editor of both poetry and prose. Connect with her on GoodReads to see what she’s currently reading, and get in touch if you are interested in her work as a writer, book-reviewer or editor.