Top writers at Lancaster’s tenth poetry event

Hubert Moore.
Hubert Moore.

Lancaster’s April Poets celebrate their tenth event at The Storey Auditorium with an impressive line up of nationally acclaimed writers.

Visiting poets include Kim Moore, Hubert Moore, David Borrott and Lindsey Holland.

South Cumbria based Kim Moore is one of the most fearless and compelling new voices in contemporary British poetry.

Kim’s first pamphlet, entitled ‘If We Could Speak Like Wolves’, won the Poetry Business Competition.

She was awarded The Geoffrey Dearmer Prize in 2010 and is currently shortlisted for the Forward Best Poem Award 2015.

Her first collection ‘The Art of Falling’ was published earlier this year.

Hubert Moore (no relation to Kim), winner of the McLellan Poetry Prize, has published eight collections of poetry. His latest ‘The Bright Gaze of the Disoriented’ has been praised for its variety and humanity.

Hubert, who worked for several years with victims of torture, said: “I write about people and everyday things because I love them.

“I love cricket, and trees and trains, and the torture survivors that I have mentoured are the greatest people I have known.

“I want to honour them in writing.”

David Borrott recently won the Northern Writers Award.

His pamphlet ‘Porthole’, published in June this year as part of the Smith/Doorstop Laureate series, is described by Carol Ann Duffy as ‘tender, imaginative and clear-eyed.’

Completing the guest list is poet, editor and freelance tutor Lindsey Holland whose first collection ‘Particle Soup’ is praised by poet and critic Luke Kennard for its ‘hauntingly beautiful poems.’

Lindsey is currently working on a new collection ‘Bloodlines’ inspired by research into her family history.

Music for the evening is provided by classical guitarist John Woodward, who will play a selection of music to reflect the theme of finding your voice.

John is well-known to many in Lancaster as a teacher of the Alexander Technique at The Bashful Alley Centre.

The reading begins at 7.30pm on Thursday October 15, admission £4 or £2 unwaged.