The distinguished poet and critic John Lucas will be reading his own poetry on this night, rather than introducing or discussing someone else’s, in which role we know him well and fondly.
John Lucas is Professor Emeritus at the Universities of Loughborough and Nottingham Trent. He is the author of many scholarly and critical works, including studies of Dickens, John Clare, Arnold Bennett, Ivor Gurney and several books on English poetry, Romantic and Modern writing. His translations of the poems of Egils Saga are an Everyman Modern Classic.
He has published seven previous books of poetry, About Nottingham (1971), Studying Grosz on the Bus (1989), Flying to Romania (1992), One for the Piano (1997), On the Track (2000), A World Perhaps : New and Selected Poems (2002) and The Long and the Short of It (2004).
He has played cornet with many jazz groups in the Nottingham area, where he has lived since 1964. He runs Shoestring Press.
His most recent collection is Flute Music (details below)
Flute Music, John Lucas