PRAISE FOR A Little Bit of Paradise
"...Her spin on this genre is fresh and personal. It's certainly worth a read!" - Stephen McKinley Henderson, award-winning actor, director
"...skillfully addresses...a delicate balance between defining and re-defining what Black folks name and claim as family."
-Greg Tate, cultural critic
"...who you are, who you think you are...what you look like are addressed...things get downright ugly before they get nominally better." - Jana Eisenberg, Buffalo News
"...Be prepared for all of the unlikely coincidences and terrifying reversals that melodrama requires. It gets intense."
-Anthony Chase, ArtVoice
"...Plays such as hers are rare, and her direct treatment of difficult subject, pride, racism, faith, abortion, keeping secrets - is breathtaking..." - Melissa Kate, Buffalo Arts writer
Street Pharmacist and other poetic tales...
"Street Pharmacist ... packs a punch ... Each poem is a story ... challenging the reader to confront everyday social injustice."
- Christine Green, Democrat & Chronicle
"Street Pharmacist is an ode to young minds of the village, a tribute that doesn't disappoint.
-Leah V. Bennett, journalist, journalist, filmmaker
“Annette is one of the most passionate and talented artists and poets that I've had the pleasure of knowing.”
Hush now, poems to read aloud
Hush now displays the author's extraordinary skill as storyteller ... Daniels Taylor has an instinct for the jugular ... "
- Kathleen Betsko Yale, playwright/screenwriter/author
"Daniels Taylor’s writing is succinct and vivid with the use of colloquialisms to convey the thoughts of her narrators." - Matt Krueger, The Daily News
"... her reading of the poem "Dreaming", with it's cadence of phrases that repeat the word "drums" simply took my breath away!" - Manya Fabiniak, author, visual artist
"Annette Daniels Taylor's powerful reading ... The singing, the stories--the poems, wrought & melodic."
- Shayna S. Israel, Poet, Managing editor Plurality Press