Andrew Taylor: March

Building on his debut collection Radio Mast Horizon (Shearsman Books, 2013) Andrew Taylor takes the reader on a journey through landscapes and places such as the Welsh hills, the West Coast Mainline and the north docks of Liverpool.

Travel is a recurring theme throughout these poems, alongside music and the seasons and the shifts they bring. From having coffee in quiet city-centre cafés to travelling around complete rail networks, Taylor invites the reader into a world that is both personal and universal. Out now on Shearsman.

The book will be launched on 28th September at Five Leaves Bookshop in Nottingham, with readings also by Rory Waterman and Kathryn Daskiewicz. Details of that here.

The Blue Bus

The Blue Bus is pleased to present an event featuring poetry by Chris McCabe, Andrew Taylor and David Miller, with music from David Miller and Rod Boucher, on Tuesday 20th August, from 7.30 at The Lamb (in the upstairs room), 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1. This is the eightieth event in THE BLUE BUS series. Admissions: £5 / £3 (concessions).

Tim Allen at Edge Hill

The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University, Tuesday 12th March 2012, 7.30. £4.50.

Tim Allen Edited the magazine Terrible Work and ran the Poetry Exchange and Language Club events in Plymouth. Now lives near Preston. Publications include Settings (Shearsman 2008), Anabranch with Slug – a robotic pastoral in honor of Raymond Roussel (Knives Forks & Spoons 2011), incidental harvest (Oystercatcher 2011) and The Voice Thrower (Shearsman 2012), a single long poem of 333 quatrains described by Ian Seed as ‘the fragmented bildungsroman of a generation who have grown up in a postmodern world’. Also co-edited a book of interviews with British poets, Don’t Start Me Talking (Salt 2006).His poetry, though situated in the post-avant, innovative and radical streams, has its roots in symbolist euphony and surrealism.

There will be launch readings by Lindsey Holland, Andrew Taylor and Patricia Farrell.