Veer launches – Peter Larkin, Stephen Emmerson, Wayne Clements/Johan de Wit/Anthony John

Thursday, December 15 at 7:30 PM – 9 PM
Room 101 at the Clore Management Centre in Birkbeck College, London

Launching 3 new Veer Books, with readings by the authors:

* Peter Larkin – C Trappings
* Stephen Emmerson – The Journal of Baal and other visual poems
* Wayne Clements, Johan de Wit, Antony John – Kenya

In association with the CPRC Birkbeck.

Free and All Welcome.

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.


Ryan Dobran
Patrick Farmer
Peter Larkin
Salomé Voegelin
Gillian Wylde
Thursday 13 October, 7pm
The Centre for Creative Collaboration
16 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NGFree entry


Future diffusions:

Wednesday 2 November: POLYproject 1 – POETRY AS SCORE (Cut & Splice Grundelweiser festival launch event)

Works by Antoine Beuger, Jürg Frey, Michael Pisaro and Manfred Werder.
Performers: Antoine Beuger, Angharad Davies, Sarah Hughes, Tim Parkinson, Michael Pisaro, David Stent, Carol Watts and Manfred Werder.
Thursday 10 November: MEASURE
Simon Jarvis and others tbc