On this page you will find information about me.
At the very bottom are links to media written about me by others.
I also included three, bios of varying lengths (short, medium,long)
Feel free to use one of them for introductions and/or marketing purposes.
Annette Daniels Taylor, an award winning playwright, poet and artist-filmmaker. Her debut YA novel, Dreams on Fire (October 2018) with West 44 books is an poetic urban teenage journey written in verse.The author of two poetry chapbooks, Street Pharmacist; and Hush now, Annette's work explores identity, class, memory, place, and public history. Daniels Taylor is a New York State Public Humanities fellow.
Annette Daniels Taylor is an artist, and author of the poetry chapbooks, Street Pharmacist and other poetic tales, and Hush now poems to read aloud. Her debut YA novel, Dreams on Fire (October 2018) with West 44 books is an poetic urban teenage journey written in verse. An award winning playwright, her drama A Little Bit of Paradise, won the 2008 Artie Award for Outstanding New Play.
A poet, artist, and storyteller interested in American public history, her practice includes performance, poetry, video, sound, and vocals.
A 2018-19 New York State Public Humanities fellow, a 2016-18 Arthur A. Schomburg fellow with the Department of Media Study, SUNY University at Buffalo alum; a three time NYSCA awarded artist; a Pink Door Poetry alum; and lead teaching artist with Young Audiences, Underground Railroad Residency of Western New York program. A native of Staten Island, New York with roots in North and South Carolina,
Annette Daniels Taylor's storytelling practice reminds audiences of forgotten histories.
As a media maker Annette Daniels Taylor has studied with artist-filmmaker Isaac Julien, Sarah Elder, Teri Rueb, Sama Waham, and Bruce Jackson. Her cinematic poems are screened and exhibited internationally.
The author of the chapbooks, Street Pharmacist and other poetic tales, and Hush now poems to read aloud, Annette is a New York Public Humanities Fellow, an Arthur Schomburg Fellow with SUNY University at Buffalo Department of Media Study and a 2016 Pink Door Poetry alum.
Annette's debut YA novel Dreams on Fire, will be released August 2018, with West44Books, a Rosen publications imprint.
Annette won the 2008 Artie Award for Outstanding New Play for, A Little Bit of Paradise; the 2008 Mom's Who Rock award for poetry by the Motherhood Foundation; nominated for Best Actress Artie Award in 2009, for her role as Mama Nadi in Lynn Nottage's Ruined; and the Sista's award in 2016 for community activism.
Annette was wardrobe supervisor for HBO's Def Comedy Jam (1991-98), and wardrobe stylist, shopper, and occasional designer for artists like Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Queen Latifah, Lenny Kravitz, Shabba Ranks, Fab-Five-Freddy, RZA, Russell Simmons, and the Conan O'Brien Show.
Daniels Taylor's current art practice combines poetry, performance, sound, and video exploring language, history, and identity. Creating emotional cinematic poems.
She is an Adjunct Lecturer with University at Buffalo, Department of Media Study.
In-school & after-School programs:
Analogue and digital: poetry | performance | storytelling
Buffalo and Erie county - Young Audiences | www.YAWNY.org | 716-881-0917
Elsewhere: AnnetteDanielsTaylor (at) gmail (dot) com
Reading, screenings, queries:
AnnetteDanielsTaylor (at) gmail (dot) com
All Coast Talent, info (at) allcoasttallent (dot) com; 716-836-4339
Media: click links to read more
Getting to know poet Annette Daniels Taylor, by Ben Siegel, http://buffalonews.com/2017/09/07/qa-getting-to-know-poet-annette-daniels-taylor/
Rochester-area poet brigs words to life, by Christine Green, www.democratandchronicle.com/story/lifestyle/2017/02/24/rochester-poet-annette-daniels-taylor/98314336/
Poet to lead workshops in Albion, The Daily News Online,by Matt Krueger, www.thedailynewsonline.com/bdn05/poet-to-lead-workshops-in-batavia-albion-20170208
GO ART! holds opening receptions for three new exhibit Thursday,by Matt Krueger, www.thedailynewsonline.com/bdn05/go-art-holding-opening-reception-for-three-new-exhibits-thursday-20170202
Annette Daniels Taylor Erasure Poems and Wheat Pasting Poetry to Public School Walls,by Shayna Israel http://www.pluralitypress.com/editors-note/annette-daniels-taylors-erasure-poems-wheat-pasting-poetry-to-public-school-walls
Theatre Review: ‘Doubt: A Parable’ at Buffalo Laboratory Theatre , by Dianne Gebauer, nytheatreguide.com/2015/09/theatre-review-doubt-a-parable-at-buffalo-laboratory-theatre/
Fallen Angels at The Irish Classical, by Anthony Chase, artvoice.com/issues/v13n25/theaterweek.html
Toys Borrowers if a clever mix and fun and fright, by Ted Hadley, buffalonews.com/2013/03/19/toys-borrowers-is-clever-mix-of-fun-and-fright/
Onstage: Keeping theater alive How WNY is educating a new generation of audiences, by Donna Hoke, www.buffalospree.com/Buffalo-Spree/April-2013/Keeping-theater-alive/
Review of Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Helena Robin, rochester.kidsoutandabout.com/content/review-best-christmas-pageant-ever-theatre-youth
Ujima's Latest, Ruined,by Anthony Chase, http://artvoice.com/issues/v9n38/theaterweek/ujimas_latest.html
Tell Me A Little Q & A, Buffalo News, by Jana Eiesenberg, buffalonews.com/2007/05/11/tell-me-a-little-qa-28/
Mayor Brown Proclaims Mamapalooza Day for Buffalo, www.ci.buffalo.ny.us/Mayor/Home/Leadership/PublicRelations/Archive_Press_Releases/2006_Archives/May_2006/MAYORBROWNPROCLAIMSMAMAPALOOZADAYFORBUFFALO_
Mamapalooza, Artvoice, artvoice.com/issues/v7n19/syt/mamapalooza.html
Celebrating Women in Buffalo, by Eileen Bukley, news.wbfo.org/post/celebrating-women-buffalo
Mamapalooza - Mothers Who Rock, Gabrielle Bouliane, www.buffalorising.com/2007/05/mamapalooza-mothers-who-rock/
Mamapalooza Rocks Buffalo, www.buffalorising.com/2006/04/mamapalooza-rocks-buffalo/
Stage Write, Local workshop brings playwrights together, by Donna Hoke, www.buffalospree.com/buffalospreemagazine/archives/2010_09/0910stagewrite.html
On Macbeth, Gender, and Glamazons, by Neil Garvey, www.buffalorising.com/2010/07/on-macbeth-gender-and-glamazons/
New Play workshop staged reading, by Gabrielle Bouliane, www.buffalorising.com/2007/03/new-play-workshop-staged-reading/
2005 last Gusto and 2006 first,www.buffalorising.com/2005/12/2005s-last-gusto-and-2006s-first/
Spoken Arts: Writer and Actress Annette Daniels Taylor, by Mary Von Vorst, news.wbfo.org/post/spoken-arts-writer-and-actress-annette-daniels-taylor