Andrew Taylor is the author of nineteen collections of poetry, including Collected Poems (Salt UK 2004), The unhaunting (Salt UK 2009), Impossible Preludes (Margaret River Press, 2016) and Coogee Plus (Baden Press 2021 with art work by his son Travis Taylor). In 1986 he was the Asia-Pacific winner of the Commonwealth Poetry Prize. He has since won or been shortlisted for numerous national awards, and read his poetry widely in Australia, USA, Canada, Europe and Asia. Other work includes Reading Australian Poetry (UQP 1987),the libretti for two operas and translations from German and Italian.
His 1997 AM was awarded for services to literature.