Blue Bus – John Welch, Jeremy Hilton and Kim Taplin

The Blue Bus is pleased to present a reading by John Welch, Kim Taplin and Jeremy Hilton  on Tuesday 17th February from 7.30 at The Lamb (in the upstairs room), 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1. This is the ninety-seventh event in THE BLUE BUS series. Admissions: £5 / £3 (concessions).

Jeremy Hilton’s poetry has been appearing in magazines and anthologies since the 1960s, worldwide as well as in the UK. He has published twelve collections in the alternative presses, the most recent being “Lighting Up Time” (Selected Poems 1991 – 2005, Troubador Press, Leicester, 2006). From 1995 to 2012 he edited and published the acclaimed poetry magazine, Fire. He has also written three novels, one of which, “A Sound Like Angels Weeping”, appeared from Brimstone Press in 2013. He also composes contemporary chamber music. He lives in North Oxfordshire with his partner, Kim Taplin.

Kim Taplin’s first book  The English Path (1979) explored the cultural significance of footpaths, and her first poetry pamphlet Muniments drew on the history and natural history of ten nuclear weapon sites. She has continued writing both prose, including Tongues in Trees, Life with Art and Walking Aloud, and poetry, with collections from Enitharmon, Redbeck, Flarestack and the Sixties Press.

Inner and outer journeys, and the relationship between human beings and the natural world, are central themes in all her writing.

Born in London in 1942, John Welch has been living in Hackney since the early 1970s. In 1975 he founded The Many Press which, over the next twenty seven years published a great many pamphlets and full length collections of new poetry, as well as two magazines. His most recent collection, ‘Its Halting Measure’, appeared from Shearsman in 2012. Shearsman published his Collected Poem in 2008. He has written extensively on  his personal experience of psychoanalysis and its relationship to his writing. He has recently been working with the Iraqi poet Abdulkareem Kasid on English versions of his poems and a collection of these will appear later this year. 

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