Wednesday, May 14, 2008

MANCHESTER: Jane Routh & Mike Barlow

Jane Routh & Mike Barlow at Manchester Central Library
Thursday, May 15th, 2008, 1:00pm, free

Jane Routh is a poet and photographer who manages woodlands and a flock of geese in the Forest of Bowland, North Lancashire, where she has lived for the last 30 years. Her first collection, Circumnavigation, won the Poetry Business Competition and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for best first collection. Her second book, Teach Yourself Mapmaking (Smith/Doorstop) is a Poetry Book Society recommendation.

Mike Barlow won first prize in the Amnesty International Competition 2002 and first prize in the Ledbury Competition 2005. His first collection, Living on the Difference, was short-listed for the Jerwood Aldeburgh Prize. He has read at the Troubadour, London, Lancaster Literature Festival and Aldeburgh Festival. Mike was the 2006 winner of the National Poetry Competition. His second collection, Another Place, has recently been published by Salt.

For more information, please contact Darren Rawcliffe on 0161 234 1981.

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