Ms Maria Taylor

Job: Lecturer in Creative Writing

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Humanities and Performing Arts

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 207 8392



Personal profile

My name is Maria Taylor and I am a Part Time Lecturer in Creative Writing. I am also a poet with two full collections, Melanchrini (2012), and Dressing for the Afterlife (2020), both with Nine Arches Press. I have also written various reviews and curated public events. My poetry has been widely published and shortlisted for awards, including the Forward prize. My research interests are in contemporary poetry. I am interested in transcultural works and women’s poetry. I have also published work on pedagogical aspects of Creative Writing, in particular on reflective practices. My heritage is British Cypriot.

Research group affiliations

Institute of English

Areas of teaching

Fiction and poetry


BA HONS English and Theatre Studies, University of Warwick, MA in English Literature, University of Manchester, PGCE in Secondary English Teaching, University of Warwick.

Courses taught

CREW 1000 Introduction to Creative Writing, CREW 2001 Writing Place, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation.

Current research students

2nd Supervisor for Zeeandrick Oliver