I just finished reading
La Loba Speaks for Wolf
I’m still firmly in the paws of the forest
I’m running down the teeth of the mountain
I’m flowing down the river’s tail
I’m piecing my bones together
and I'm howling at the night
Susan Taylor has nine published poetry collections. Her latest, La Loba Speaks for Wolf, is just out from Bx3, an imprint of Burning Eye Books.
She spent many years as a shepherd on her family farm in the Lincolnshire Wolds. Now living on Dartmoor, she still has a soft spot for sheep, but, in true trickster fashion, the new book and her spoken word show which accompanies it, runs with La Loba and a whole pack of wild wolves.
Alongside the books, she has various pamphlets and her work appears in anthologies and magazines.
Susan is an experienced spoken word artist, happiest when she takes her work from page to stage. Currently, she has two contrasting shows. They are:
La Loba Speaks for Wolf, a wilderness narrative drawn from ancient myth. La Loba’s message is stark and powerful; like the wolves, nature has mysterious ways of resurrecting herself. This poem cycle is performed with added chant, drum and, sometimes, with shadow puppet wolves.
The Weather House is both a show and a poetry pamphlet co-authored with Simon Williams. Based on meteorological observation, this effervescent tour-de-force features songs, villanelles, dashes of passion, whimsy… lederhosen and a 6 foot high Bavarian weather house!