Andrew Taylor, PCWC Patron since 2008
Andrew Taylor was one of the founding group of writers who started our Centre in 1997, and he has been our Patron since 2008. He was also one of the co-ordinators and facilitators of the Centre’s year-long Advanced Poets’ Course, in conjunction with our Life Member and ECU Liaison, Glen Phillips. The course was conducted for three cohorts of merit-selected poets with the poets’ work published in two PCWC collections: Sunlight of Ordinary Days and Breath of the Sea. Andrew also edited PCWC’s collection An Alphabetical Amulet: voices to enchant, a collection of stories and poems from Peter Cowan Writers’ Centre’s 2008 and 2009 competitions.
Andrew is the author of more than seventeen books of poetry, the most recent being Collected Poems (Salt, UK 2004), The unhaunting (Salt, UK 2009), which was short listed for the 2009 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards, and Impossible Preludes (Margaret River Press, 2016). He has published much literary criticism, and written the libretti for two operas, as well as translating poetry from German and Italian, including the work of the Italian Nobel Laureate Eugenio Montale. He has taught in universities in Australia, Germany and China, is Professor Emeritus at Edith Cowan University, Perth, and now divides his time between Perth, Sydney and Wiesbaden in Germany.
Interview with Andrew Burke for periodcities: a journal of poetry
Andrew was recently interviewed by fellow poet, Andrew Burke, for periodcities: a journal of poetry. You can read the interview at: periodcityjournal