Alec Taylor left his native Liverpool to read Classics at Leeds University. He spent his working life teaching Latin and related subjects, moving ever further south.
References in some of his poems come from this Classical background. Other poems use a well-known model as a springboard into a less serious world. He shows a fine sense of humour in his poems which he allies to a light philosophical tone designed to surprise the reader.
His poems have appeared in Acumen and he has read at the Torbay Poetry Festival.
Now retired, he and his wife live in Paignton.