Return to find a poet

Myles Taylor

Moonlighthing co-curator and 2017 BPS team member Myles Taylor. Photo by Lip Manegio.

Moonlighthing co-curator and 2017 BPS team member Myles Taylor. Photo by Lip Manegio.

Myles Taylor is a Boston-based transgender poet, host, organizer, Best of the Net nominee, Capricorn-Aquarius cusp, and glitter enthusiast. They are the former SlamMaster and current occasional ghost of the Emerson Poetry Project. They represented Emerson College at CUPSI for three consecutive years, winning Best Poem in 2018, and were a member of the 2017 Boston Poetry Slam Team. Their work can be found/is forthcoming with Academy of American Poets, Washington Square Review, GASHER, Crab Fat Magazine, Slamfind, and others.

Myles went to the Cantab a couple times toward the end of their freshman year at Emerson, and subsequently spent their entire summer in their childhood bedroom in NJ obsessively stalking the BPS website, counting down the Wednesdays until their return. They have missed very few shows since; when their body is elsewhere on a Wednesday, their brain is still at the bar sipping a gin and ginger. Nowhere else feels quite like home, and no one else but their fellow queer & trans regulars feels quite like family.

Myles co-curates Moonlighting: A Queer Open Mic and Reading Series. For questions about the monthly reading, to book them for a feature, to book them to host, or just to compliment their eyeliner, email them at myles@bostonpoetryslam.com or follow them on Twitter @mylesdoespoems.