Joanne Ashcroft and Peter Larkin at The Blue Bus

The Blue Bus is pleased to present a reading of poetry on Tuesday 19TH JULY at 7.30 by  Joanne Ashcroft and Peter Larkin at The Lamb (in the upstairs room), 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1. This is the 114th  event in THE BLUE BUS series. Admissions: £5 / £3 (concessions). For the next reading in the series, please scroll down to the end of this message.

Joanne Ashcroft has poems published in a variety of magazines and journals including The Wolf and Litter and a set of poems due in Litmus and a sonnet sequence made in collaboration with Patricia Farrell due in Poetry Wales. Her first pamphlet was published by Knives Forks and Spoons press. Joanne won the Poetry Wales Purple Moose in 2013 and her pamphlet Maps and Love Songs for Mina Loy is published by Seren. Joanne is currently a research student at Edge Hill University where she has also taught poetry and fiction. Her research explores sound and oppression in the work of Maggie O’Sullivan, Bill Griffiths and Geraldine Monk.

Peter Larkin works in the area of innovative ecological writing with a special interest in woodlands and plantations.  His poetry also attempts to explore the idea of scarcity in its phenomenological aspects.  Collections of poetry include Terrain Seed Scarcity (2001),Leaves of Field (2006), Lessways Least Scarce Among (2012), and Give Forest Its Next Portent (2014).  He contributed to The Ground Aslant: an Anthology of Radical Landscape Poetry, ed. HarrietTarlo (2011).  City Trappings (Housing Heath or Wood), a poetic investigation into the status of countryside contained within the Birmingham conurbation, is due out in 2016.

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