Work on John Taylor the Water Poet

[still under construction]

I’m beginning to collect here links or references to work on John Taylor the Water Poet. For my work on John Taylor, please see here.

“Turne Backe the Leaves”: Selected English Renaissance Religious Writing

This website hosts a useful bibliography on John Taylor, although it is now quite out of date (University of Saskatchewan, 2003):

Books, Book Chapters, and Articles

Capp, Bernard, The Work of John Taylor the Water-Poet, 1578-1653 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994)

Gregory, Johann, ‘The Publicity of John Taylor the Water-Poet (1578-1653): Legitimating a Social Transgression’, in Transmission and Transgression: Cultural Challenges in Early Modern England, eds. Sophie Chiari and Hélène Palma (Aix-en-Provence: Presses Universitaires de Provence, 2014), pp. 139-52

Online Posts and Entries

Capp, Bernard, ‘Taylor, John [called the Water Poet] (1578–1653), poet’: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography [subscription required]

Driedger, Mike, ‘“Reading” John Taylor’s 1641 pamphlet using Voyant Tools’:

Encyclopaedia Britannica, ‘John Taylor, British Writer’

Gregory, Johann, ‘Early Modern Editing Experiments’:

Morris, Sylvia ‘John Taylor, the water poet’

_____, ‘Travelling to Scotland: Ben Jonson and John Taylor’s journeys on foot’


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