We’re delighted to be collaborating with Edinburgh Napier’s Centre for Literature and Writing once more on this double bill: Andrew Taylor and Paul Batchelor.
Andrew Taylor’s second full collection, March, was published by Shearsman in 2017. His recent pamphlets The 140s (Leafe Press), 15.11.13-5.2.14 (Stranger Press) and Aire (The Red Ceilings Press) were all published in 2018 and show Taylor’s range as and will to experiment. Andrew’s first collection, Radio Mast Horizon (Shearsman, 2013), was described by Cliff Yates as ‘a generous collection that leaves you, in the best sense, hungry for more’. Andrew is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University.
Paul Batchelor has published two collections of poetry, The Sinking Road (Bloodaxe, 2008), which was shortlisted for the Jerwood-Aldeburgh Best First Collection Prize and the Glen Dimplex Best First Collection Prize and The Love Darg (Clutag, 2014). Paul’s poems and translations have appeared in several anthologies and in a range of newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, Poetry, Poetry Review, The Rialto, The Times and The Times Literary Supplement, and he can be heard reading his poems on the Poetry Archive. He also has published several scholarly essays and critical works and has edited a collection of essays, Reading Barry MacSweeney (Bloodaxe, 2013). Paul is Director of Creative Writing at Durham University.
Napier’s Dr. Andrew Frayn will be chairing this reading by two of the UK’s most interesting poets!