18th August - The Blue Bus

The Blue Bus is pleased to present a reading by Laurie Duggan, Angela Gardner and Elizabeth James at The Lamb, 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1, in the upstairs room, on Tuesday 18th August, 7.30. This is the twenty-ninth in THE BLUE BUS series. Admissions: £5 / £3 (concessions).

Elizabeth James’ publications include 'Neither the One Nor the Other', written in collaboration with Frances Presley (Form Books, 1999, and reprinted in Frances's collection 'Paravane' (Salt, 2004)), and ‘Base to Carry’ (Barque Press, 2004). Her poems have been anthologised in 'The Reality Street Book of Sonnets', edited by Jeff Hilson (2008), and her sequence 'The Animation Shop' was published as a insert booklet for the CD 'Reality Fandango' by Adam Bohman and Roger Smith (Emanem, 2007). '2 Rengas', long poems written in collaboration with Peter Manson, appeared in 'RENGA+' (Reality Street, 2002).

Angela Gardner was born in Wales and now lives in Australia. Her first book, ‘Parts of Speech (Selected Poetry)’, was published by University of Queensland Press in 2007. Her latest book, ‘Views of the Hudson’, will be officially launched by Shearsman in October – but she’ll be giving a sneak preview of it at The Blue Bus. Angela is a partner in light-trap press, which publishes the on-line poetry journal foam:e (www.foame.org) as well as fine press publications of collaborations between printmakers and poets. She is a practising visual artist with works in national and international public collections.

Laurie Duggan moved to Faversham from Australia in 2006. His most recent books are ‘Compared to What: Selected Poems 1971-2003’ (2005), a new edition of the documentary poem ‘The Ash Range’ (2005) and ‘Crab & Winkle’ (2009) - all of these published by Shearsman. He adds these pertinent facts: he has recently been seen in the vicinity of The Lamb; and he owns some art works by Angela Gardner.

Future Blue Bus events will include Vahni Capildeo, Lesley Mckenna and David Miller (15th September), Jeremy Hilton, Ric Hool and Maurice Scully (20th October) and Frances Presley and tbc (17th November).

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