Annette Daniels Taylor
Friday, February 25, 2022 @ 7 p.m.
Medaille College Main Building - 4th Floor
I tell stories. I write. I read and sing out loud.
Holding cameras. Pens. Microphones.
Staring at screens.
Moving boxes of words and pictures.
Staring at sky. Staring at stars.
I'm feeling. I'm weeping. I'm giggling.
I'm forgetting. I'm improvising.
I am a storyteller using many mediums to show you how I feel.
Annette Daniels Taylor is an award-winning author, filmmaker, and playwright. Her books include the 2021 installment of University at Buffalo Poetry Collection's Three Poems chapbook series; chapbooks Hush Now, Poems to Read Aloud and Street Pharmacist. Dreams on Fire, West44books (2016), her debut young adult novel-in-verse, and second, Shoot the Storm, West44books (Spring 2022). Set in Buffalo’s east side and told through the eyes of Shanequa and Aaliyah, these novels-in-verse explore Black female juvenile justice; and the soon to be released children chapter book series, The Marvelous Marvella!, West44books.
During the 1987 through 1997 Annette worked with film production companies, art directors, and photographers as a wardrobe and fashion stylist. Artists and productions included Lenny Kravitz, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Queen Latifah, HBO series, Def Comedy Jam with host Martin Lawrence, The Conan O'Brien Show, Debbie Harry, Iggy Pop, KRS 1, Eric B & Rakim, Russell Simmons, RZA, Shining Times Station, and Gabrielle Union.
Annette was a 2019 New York Humanities Fellow; 2019 Lincoln Center Education Leadership Fellow; a 2016 & 2017 an Arthur A. Schomburg Fellow.
As a filmmaker Daniels Taylor’s cinematic poems have screened internationally and nationally. Annette is an MFA candidate with SUNY University at Buffalo, Media Study.
Photo credit: Nancy J. Parisi